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

Walt Ogburn reuben at
Fri Sep 30 13:50:58 CDT 2005

On Fri, 30 Sep 2005, Jakob Eriksson wrote:

> 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.

If it's not really trying to do anything graphical, maybe you could use
ttydrv instead of xdrv.

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