[PD] Start patch automatically on bootup with or without monitor (Ubuntu 10.04)

cyrille henry ch at chnry.net
Fri Aug 13 11:58:48 CEST 2010

Le 13/08/2010 11:46, Ingo Scherzinger a écrit :
> Hi everybody!
> @ José:
>> Hi, maybe is a lofi solution but works...need a cd...
>> I created an autorun cd on ubuntu...first create an empty file called
> “autorun”
>> and edit with gedit or wathever
> That might be a good idea if I had a cd-rom in the box but unfortunately I
> don't!
> @ Cyrille
>> depending on your gpu, you can override screen detection, so that your
> computer
>> start graphical interface when no screen is detected.
>> look for xorg configuration.
> That one is actually working. I had to add this to "xorg.conf"
> 	Section "Device"
> 	        ...
> 	        Option          "NoDDC" "1"
> 	EndSection
> This way Ubuntu wouldn't search for the screen. Now I only have to detect
> whether a screen is present or not and start the 2nd patch with "-gui" or
> "-nogui" . I think
is this really important?
i mean : if you start ubuntu graphical interface if no screen is pluged, why not starting pd gui?


> [dmesg]
>       |
>   [shell]
> should somehow work for that.
> @ Bernardo
>> I don't know but maybe create a perl, python or bash script that creates 2
>> instances of PD, one with GUI and other without GUI?
> That won't change the fact that Ubuntu won't start up. Changing the command
> line to start the Pd patch is already good enough for that.
> Thank you all for your suggestions. I think Cyrille's way is the best way to
> go with my setup.
> Ingo
>>> 2010/8/12 Ingo Scherzinger<ingo at miamiwave.com>
>>> Hi there,
>>> is it possible to start a patch automatically on boot up containing both
> an
>>> audio and GEM patch either with or without a screen?
>>> I got a patch that contains some kind of gui working with GEM while the
> main
>>> audio patch doensn't need any graphics. All editing can be handled with a
>>> LCD remote unit.
>>> With the monitor connected everything works as expected. The problem is
> that
>>> Ubuntu (10.04) won't boot without any screen connected.
>>> I tried not to start X and fluxbox and go directly to the Pd patches. That
>>> didn't work!
>>> It still only boots (in text mode) with the monitor connected.
>>> Is there any way to detect if a monitor is hooked up and connect to some
>>> kind of a "virtual monitor" if not?
>>> Could VNC be used for that? (Though I don't really need or want a remote
>>> desktop)
>>> Thanx for any hints,
>>> Ingo
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