The servers I see only have 4M memeory, which is about 1024x786 at 256 color. If I run x server on it, how would it use the video meory? It does have 2G physical meory, so is X using physical meory for remote log in? Like those APG sharing memories, or it must have a good video card to power 16bit or power more than 2 256color at 1024x786?
servers dont need high amount of graphics ram as they arent displaying anything, as PSFServers if your running it as a games server some games require better graphics but there are ways around it such as using a graphics emulator
Most of the issues are if you are running your servers through Terminal Services which doesn't support extended display.
As long as you have the proper vid drivers installed I would recommend using either VNC or a program called radmin which will give you the proper resolution up to 32bit.
People ask me why I have an issue with SM? One of the issues I have is the techs tell their customers that they will need to send them video cards to put into their (rented) servers in order to support certain games which is not true and is a common answer given by folks that assume their provider is knowledgeable..
We run pretty much every game you could think of and do it with onboard 8mb Rage XL video which has never been an issue.
Originally posted by X-Gaming As long as you have the proper vid drivers installed I would recommend using either VNC or a program called radmin which will give you the proper resolution up to 32bit
I don't get you here: Why choos VNC/radmin instead of Original X windows server? Somebody on the other board just said X server is better than VNC.
Another problem is VNC/Radmin is basically clone your local PS/2 and video. If you only have 4M locally, then you can only display up to 256 colors at 1024x786, then how is it possible for a remote client to have more colors than your video card allowed?
We run all our server boxes which have onbuilt 8mb graphics cards in 1280x1240 (because my monitor runs that res, its a higher end cpu so terminal servers and real VNC dont die) and they one server which has a 64mb card (was bought that way and its a P3 used for our controlpanel and game setup files) in 1024x768 because its in VNC.
Originally posted by nadtz people actually run X on servers?
There is a reason that X is network-transparent. It's just not common among web hosting servers. I'm sure you'd not have a hard time finding an X server or two running and doing useful work at any large DC or corporation that uses *nix.
To answer the original question, it's possible to set up a dummy X server that doesn't attach to any real video hardware, but it's easier just to set up the server for whatever hardware is in the machine, and live with its limitations.