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From Matt Hogstrom <m...@hogstrom.org>
Subject Re: Yo yo... Xvfb, selenium blah
Date Fri, 08 Jun 2007 03:05:42 GMT
Cool shtuffes ... your a busy beaver.

On Jun 7, 2007, at 6:52 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.
>
>     http://mojo.codehaus.org/selenium-maven-plugin/examples/ 
> 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:
>
>     http://mojo.codehaus.org/selenium-maven-plugin/xvfb-mojo.html
>
> 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/display.properties 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  
> gbuild.org systems and better see how well it works out.
>
> Aighty?
>
> Cheers,
>
> --jason
>


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