I can't connect via teamviewer on my remote linux machine when the monitor is disconnected.

Teamviewer makes the connection to the remote machine but I'm always landing on the display management interface of linux but it doesn't show me a way to enter user name and password.

I have described the whole issue/process along with the remote machine's hardware on the following forum.

  • Found the cause of this on the teamviewer website, but I think there should be a workaround for this, no?
    – Kirk Walla
    Dec 9, 2022 at 10:54

1 Answer 1


Finally found the solution to this on the archwiki webiste.

In my case I had to:

  1. install xf86-video-dummy package
  2. create the following configuration file /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-headless.conf and paste the following content
Section "Monitor"
        Identifier "dummy_monitor"
        HorizSync 28.0-80.0
        VertRefresh 48.0-75.0
        Modeline "1920x1080" 172.80 1920 2040 2248 2576 1080 1081 1084 1118

Section "Device"
        Identifier "dummy_card"
        VideoRam 256000
        Driver "dummy"

Section "Screen"
        Identifier "dummy_screen"
        Device "dummy_card"
        Monitor "dummy_monitor"
        SubSection "Display"

Now teamviewer works at if a physical monitor is connected to the video card. Only thing left is to fix the screen resolution which is a bit small for my taste.

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