Xvfb is an X server for X11, but one that uses virtual memory to create a virtual frame buffer so that it can run on machines with no hardware display devices. Screens with various resolutions and bit depths can be created for the user's particular purposes.

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Which packages should be installed on Ubuntu server so it will be able to play video?

I have a server where Ubuntu Server 12.04 is installed. It's used for running automated browser tests. The tests use Firefox that is run in Xvfb. One of tests clicks button that usually invokes ...
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Could not init font path element /var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType, removing from list!

I am trying to install xvfb on my ubuntu server(without desktop) in order to run a selenium test case. I followed this tutorial but while running the below code it showed me error like: ...
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x11vnc terminates with X Error BadCursor

Running Ubuntu 12.04 on a Xen VPS, I'm trying to set up a VNC access to a virtual display: Xvfb :99 -screen 0 800x600x8 & export DISPLAY=:99 xeyes & x11vnc -usepw -display :99 -forever & ...
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Why does `xvfb-run glxgears` fail with an swrast error?

xvfb is supposed to let me run X programs in a headless environment. But when I run xvfb-run glxgears, I get: libGL error: failed to load driver: swrast libGL error: Try again with ...
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Missing fonts in Xvfb

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04.3 64-bit as a guest under VMplayer running on my Win7 host. After Ubuntu installs, I launch and open a terminal. I then enter the following: sudo apt-get update sudo ...
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xvfb-run with melt hangs

I am using melt utility to flatten vidoes. in it there is a plugin called kdenlivetitle. this plugin imposes title text on video but it requires X server. for that i am using xvfb-run but it hangs ...
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Xvfb and Xnest not working with GL clients

I am trying to test an application using Xvfb or Xnest to prevent constant popups to disrupt my work. Unfortunately, both Xnest and Xvfb make my client crash with a segfault. Xvfb does not provide any ...
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How can I use VirtualGL or an alternative with XVFB?

I'm running a Ubuntu machine as a client, but I need to start a 3D game to get automated screenshots, but within xvfb so it does not interfere with normal computer function. However, the game is ...
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install Chinese(and other utf-8) fonts for Xvfb?

I have installed these packages: apt-get install xvfb xfonts-base xfonts-75dpi xfonts-100dpi firefox But in my Firefox in Xvfb on Ubuntu Server, the Chinese characters look like: How to install ...
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Can't get firefox to render the right size in a headless xvfb instance

I can start the xvfb instance just fine Xvfb :1 -screen 0 800x600x24 I can then launch firefox and have it load correctly but the window is always smaller than the resolution I set during the xvfb ...
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How do I get an application to display on a “dummy monitor”?

I have a GTK program(transmission-gtk) which I would like to run from a console in one of the virtual terminals (over SSH, and locally). Is there a way to get this application(or any other GTK ...