Re: [nv-l] Redirect ovw to virtual frame buffer

2004-05-24 19:19:52
Subject: Re: [nv-l] Redirect ovw to virtual frame buffer
From: Paul <pstroud AT bellsouth DOT net>
To: nv-l AT lists.us.ibm DOT com
Date: Mon, 24 May 2004 19:04:44 -0400
When Xvfb runs, it runs on a certain display(NetView usually uses
:2 as the display). This is also normally present on the command
line. So a ps -ef | grep vfb should let you know which display it
is running on. To redirect NetView to that vfb, you can:

1) set your display and then run NetView
export DISPLAY=netviewserver:2

2) I think you can run NetView with a -display option, ie:

netview -display netviewserver:2

That should do it for you.


Christopher J Petrina wrote:
Greetings all,

is it possible to redirect the ovw (native GUI) to the Virtual Frame Buffer. I know that netviewd requires the vfb to run. But is there a way to point the Native GUI to use the vfb. We have no graphics card in the Netview server, so was curiouis if the vfb would be a way to keep a native GUI running. The problem is when netviewd runs, and a native console is needed, we X windows into the server with the -dconsole to gain the admin of it. This Kills all web console sessions. Once the administration is complete, kill the native GUI in the X windows and the web consoles again will have to be restarted when netviewd comes back online. Would VFB help in this situation?

Chris Petrina

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