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Re: Building Octave on a server with(out) xvfb-run

From: Orion Poplawski
Subject: Re: Building Octave on a server with(out) xvfb-run
Date: Wed, 5 Feb 2020 07:09:15 -0700
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On 2/3/20 10:51 PM, Kai Torben Ohlhus wrote:
On 2/4/20 2:04 PM, Orion Poplawski wrote:

FWIW - In Fedora I've moved away from xvfb-run and to using the dummy
driver because of better graphics support.  You might want to take a
look at:


Thanks for sharing wisdom.  I really need a solution without "xvfb-run"
for my current setup.  Unfortunately, I cannot open the link for more
than 30 Minutes.


More details:

you need a xorg.conf file, such as:


You want to run the non-setuid Xorg executable, on Fedora this is /usr/libexec/Xorg.

Then I do:

/usr/libexec/Xorg -noreset +extension GLX +extension RANDR +extension RENDER -logfile ./xorg.log -config ./xorg.conf :99 &
sleep 2
export DISPLAY=:99
the sleep is to give the server time to initialize.



Orion Poplawski
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