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From Jason Dillon <>
Subject Re: Yo yo... Xvfb, selenium blah
Date Fri, 08 Jun 2007 03:12:53 GMT
FYI, I was able to verify that the basic functionality is working...  
yay.  I'm working on some X11 display auto detection and verification  
muck right now.  Should have something working in an hour or so,  
maybe less, and then I'll publish new snaps for your testing tomorrow.


On Jun 7, 2007, at 3:52 PM, Jason Dillon wrote:

> So, I hacked up something in the latest 1.0-beta-2-SNAPSHOT of the  
> selenium-maven-plugin.  Its deployed, and some site docs updated.
> headless-with-xvfb.html
> Still needs more meat, but I wanna make sure it works before I  
> start investing in more docs.
> But basically, you need to configure an execution *before* start- 
> server, for xvfb.  It will be default background, etc.  See the  
> goal doc for more details:
> Currently it will default to using DISPLAY=":1", not sure if that  
> is correct or not.  Then it will fork an Xvfb process, write out a  
> target/selenium/ file, which has the DISPLAY= in  
> it.  And I updated the start-server goal to look for that file, and  
> if it exists set environment variables for each key/pair in that file.
> I think that should be sufficient to get headless muck working...  
> though I've not tested any of it ;-)
> I think you will need to make the Xvfb process suid, as in:
>     chmod u+s `which Xvfb`
> This puppy needs to be run as root, or at least AFAIK it does.
> Anyways, give it a shot and lemme know how well it works, or if it  
> works at all.  I will be around tomorrow to fix it up as needed.   
> Maybe my network will be stable then so I can run some tests on the  
> systems and better see how well it works out.
> Aighty?
> Cheers,
> --jason

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