I want to create a dummy, virtual output on my Xorg server on current Intel iGPU (on Ubuntu 16.04.2 HWE, with Xorg server version 1.18.4). It is the similiar to Linux Mint 18.2, which one of the
xrandr output shows the following:
Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 1920 x 1080, maximum 32767 x 32767 ... eDP1 connected primary 1920x1080+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 0mm x 0mm ... VIRTUAL1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) ...
In the Linux Mint 18.2, I can turn off the built-in display (
eDP1) and turn on the
VIRTUAL1 display with any arbitrary mode supported by the X server, attach
x11vnc to my main display and I'll get a GPU accelerated remote desktop.
But in Ubuntu 16.04.2, that's not the case. The
VIRTUAL* display doesn't exist at all from
xrandr. Also, FYI, xrandr's output names is a little bit different on Ubuntu 16.04.2, where every number is prefixed with a
eDP1 in Linux Mint becomes
eDP-1 in Ubuntu,
HDMI-1, and so on.
So, how to add the virtual output in Xorg/xrandr?
And how come Linux Mint 18.2 and Ubuntu 16.04.2 (which I believe uses the exact same Xorg server, since LM 18.2 is based on Ubuntu, right?) can have a very different xrandr configurations?
xserver-xorg-video-dummy is not an option, because the virtual output won't be accelerated by GPU.