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August 27th, 2010, 03:24 PM

I am trying to install a second ubuntu machine as a fileserver, which will be accessible from the network as an external drive and also via VNC. Everything went ok untill I put the machine in its final location and without keyboard, mouse or screen.

to my surprise I cannot access the machine (with VNC) without a screen because it gets stuck in a lowgraphics menu...

i tried http://stevenharman.net/blog/archive/2008/12/13/vnc-to-a-headless-ubuntu-box.aspx but always get stuck in the same menu...

Any suggestion on how to fix this? I have look on the web and some people mention to comment out the line that reads:
In /etc/gdm/gdm.conf

but this file does not exist on my machine.

Any help?

thanks in advance