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Xvfb and Solaris

Ed Slack

Joined: Jun 07, 2004
Posts: 2

I'm in the unfortunate position of being asked to help a remote-office coworker who is having problems with image generation on Solaris.

Our product currently runs on Linux, and it uses Xvfb as a frame buffer wherein we can dynamically generate images using Java. We run Xvfb like this:

Xvfb :30 -screen 0 640x480x8 -fp unix/:7100

My question is this: Other than using Xvfb, is there a way on Solaris to generate images, ESPECIALLY since this will be a server-side application with no video display available? I seem to recall that solaris has a built-in (read:native) frame buffer, but I don't have access to the box to poke around...

Hope this makes sense, hope someone has ideas!

Thanks in advance.
Ed Slack

Joined: Jun 07, 2004
Posts: 2

I hate to say "RTFM" but it took me twenty seconds to go to and do a search, to find this article:

That ought to do it for you. Luser.

Ok, seriously, I've looked at before and NEVER found this info (no, I'm really not a moron), so, well, there you have it. Answered my own question. Carry on!
I agree. Here's the link:
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