Off-topic, Was: Re: headless question, and IPC question

Jakob Eriksson jakob at
Fri Sep 30 01:36:46 CDT 2005

Alex Villací­s Lasso wrote:

> You can try installing and configuring this X server. It will not 
> output anything or use a console, but will behave otherwise like a 
> valid X server. Then you should point the DISPLAY environment variable 
> to this X server, and this will keep your app happy. However, I 
> *strongly* recommend to try and create a true console-mode app before 
> trying the virtual-framebuffer X server, because it will consume 
> precious memory.

You can also run a VNC server on the virtual X server. Then you can 
leave and connect to your session
from any client computer, without shutting down your running X programs.


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