How to Start the Xvfb Virtual Framebuffer X Server in Solaris 10 (Doc ID 1012998.1)

Last updated on MAY 12, 2017

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 10 3/05 to 10 1/13 U11 [Release 10.0]
All Platforms

Goal

On headless systems, The Xsun(1) X server does not run by default because it cannot find any graphics devices. In such cases, the Xvfb(1) X server can be run instead. Selecting which X server to run entails modifying options for Xserver(1).

This article explains how to enable a SMF service running the Xvfb(1) X server on a headless system so that Xvfb(1) is always started upon reboot.

Solution

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