[PULL to discuss] Remove kdrive, Xnest, and Xvfb

Chase Douglas chase.douglas at canonical.com
Mon Mar 26 17:09:46 PDT 2012

On 03/26/2012 04:55 PM, Jamey Sharp wrote:
> 2012/3/26 Sérgio Basto <sergio at serjux.com>:
>> in other day I saw /usr/bin/xvfb-run is in use on building
>> miro-4.0.6-2.fc16
>> how we test X in a server without displays ?
> Use xf86-video-dummy with the Xorg DDX.
>> I use
>> /usr/bin/Xvfb
>> Xvfb :1 -fbdir /var/tmp/
>> export DISPLAY=:1
>> sdl-gnash  --screenshot 0 --screenshot-file $IMG.tmp -r1 -t1 $SWF
>> kind of a flash ripper .
> xf86-video-dummy doesn't have an equivalent to -fbdir, but it looks
> like you aren't actually making use of the mmap'd framebuffer in
> /var/tmp/. So this case should work just fine with xf86-video-dummy
> today as well.

I haven't looked into screen scraping much, but I thought it wasn't
supported by the dummy video driver. I'm glad to see it is.

What does it take to get a screen capture out of the dummy driver? Is it
something you would recommend we encapsulate inside of xorg-gtest?


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