Headless Running X in Manjaro Linux

article #678, updated 8 days ago

  1. Install normally, using monitor and keyboard. Get the install solid with updates and testing.
  2. Switch to a virtual console with Ctrl-Alt-F2 and log in.
  3. Run this to turn off X: sudo systemctl isolate multi-user
  4. Run this: X -configure
  5. A file is created, /root/xorg.conf.new.
  6. chdir to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d
  7. Move /root/xorg.conf.new to this new name at your current location: ./10-monitor.conf
  8. Reboot and test. If you change video cards, you may well have to do it again, and you’ll probably need to boot from install media in order to remove the file.

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