I’m still trying to make this work in Angstrom. When I boot without a display, I can’t run X11vnc because there is no X running. If I boot with an LCD cape, I can run X11VNC but I only get a screen as big (or small) as the cape, about 480 pix wide.
I’d like to boot without a display, then remote in with VNC and get a nice GUI image.
Can someone suggest an approach to achieving this end by perhaps modifying some boot settings?
Does X tunneling over SSH work?
That is “ssh -X”
Try the info in this link. Should solve your issues
This link works for me: http://digitaldiner.blogspot.com/2013/05/quick-hint-for-beaglebone-black-user.html?m=1 if you add the command there to your bashrc file it should work every time you login to ssh. There might be a better way but it works for me. If you don’t want to ssh in every time you could also put it in your systemd file.
Besides the other answers, I found a pretty good answer on this forum: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/beagleboard/61iD4INQ6xM
Thanks to those who replied. This did work for me, even after a reboot.