SUMMARY: regedit requires X

From: pelicancomputers <>
Date: Wed Aug 21 2002 - 13:29:30 EDT
thanks dave for the sole response:

Use xvfb, you can get it from X11R6. Here are some of
my notes:

The scripts to perform the conversion call the program
Since this program is an X client, it requires the
presence of an X 
making it problematic to automate this process using
CRON since this 
will be
run at night when noone is logged in.

To bypass this problem a "Virtual Frame Buffer", which
is part of 
X11R6, is
used, and this allows programs which require an X
server to run using 
virtual frame buffer.

The X version X11R6 was downloaded via anonymous ftp
from: : 

This was installed in Galen:/extra/pop/X11R6.

Then it's just a matter of starting the virtual frame
buffer program
on Galen to create the virtual display 1:

  /usr/X11R6/bin/Xvfb :1 -screen 0 1152x900x8 &

The virtual frame buffer is started automatically at
boot from within
the script Galen:/etc/init.d/autoexec.

Then within the script that performs the database


the following line sends graphics output to DISPLAY 1,
the virtual 
buffer we just started:

  set DISPLAY=:1.0 ; export DISPLAY

--- pelicancomputers <> wrote:
> when using netegrity siteminder on solaris, to run
> regedit, it requires X. from cron though, how do i
> get
> cron to execute regedit in a X environment?
> note: just setting the DISPLAY does not work.
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Received on Wed Aug 21 13:32:57 2002

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