I have a home server that I need to access via remote desktop, and I want to leave the server there without a monitor hooked up to it. Everyday the server turns off and turns back on. There is no monitor installed.
I find that my 12.04 64 bit installation, when booted without the monitor plugged in, just hangs on a screen that says the system will start in low-resolution mode. It never actually starts up the desktop environment, which is what I need. So it is impossible for me to remote desktop to the server after it is started. This is the problem.
When I reboot with a monitor installed, the desktop session starts and everything is fine.
Is there a way I can configure the system to run the desktop session after every boot without a monitor installed?
I have looked around the net quite a bit. This question mentions that the desired behavior worked in 12.04, but I do NOT have this experience.
Any help is greatly appreciated!