I’m trying to wade through many postings about how to set up a nano for headless access without an attached monitor. Some of these postings contradict one another.
It’s well documented that vino will not run at boot time if a monitor is not attached. Attaching a monitor long-term is not an option for me due to its location in the house.
I tried using an HDMI dummy plug that is supposed to emulate a monitor to ‘trick’ the nano into launching vino, but that did not work: after boot, the vino server is not running. Perhaps my device is not working (though others claim that this method works), or I’ve not set it up right.
I also tried tightvnc, which did not work at all.
Finally, I got x11vnc to work - sort of - I get a gnome window, but it’s a stripped down version of what I see when physically attaching the monitor, and interface is very awkward.
In each case I’ve tried to follow recommend procedures for startup files and gnome settings.
Perhaps the NVIDIA folks can say what the right procedure is.