Anti-social software issue...

Dave Love d.love "at" dl.ac.uk
Thu Apr 22 17:16:14 2004


"Mullig Michael B" <mullig.mb "at" mellon.com> writes:

> 	Here's the problem -- we're running a third party application
> on this server that needs to put a display to *somewhere.* Since the
> system's headless (i.e.  no monitor), we decided to use VNC to open
> a virtual display.  The users don't need to see this display, per
> se, it just needs to exist.

If you run Sun's Xvfb (`virtual frame buffer'?), rather than VNC,
presumably it will behave the same as a normal Sun X server if that
matters to the application and you don't need to be able to interact
with it.