I am running a headless server on Ubuntu, with the objective of using GPU’s for non graphics computation. However, I have found that without the monitor plugged in the kernel fails to load the graphics drivers.
Is there any reason that I can’t use modprobe or some other mechanism to force the driver to load at boot (I have no idea if the driver will tolerate the absence of a monitor), or am I taking the wrong route entirely?
What’s the best practice for resolving this?
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