Tegra K1 HDMI Boot into Desktop Ubuntu

When I power up the Tegra K1 without an HDMI display plugged in, it doesn’t load into Desktop Ubuntu. If I plug in a HDMI display, then power up the Tegra K1, it loads into Desktop Ubuntu. Is there anything I can do to make it load into Desktop Ubuntu regardless?

How do you check if the desktop hasn’t loaded without HDMI? Do you plug in the cable later or did you check that some processes are not running? Did you check if /var/log/Xorg.0.log has some indications about the issue?

It seems that the normal X doesn’t start without a display and a failsafe X is started instead.

You can instruct the normal X.Org to start even without a display (seems to default to 640x480) by adding:

Option      "AllowEmptyInitialConfiguration" "True"

To Section “Device” in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.

That worked :)

Thanks much.

I still need to figure out how to set the resolution correctly and everything though.