man xvfb Command

Man page for apt-get xvfb Command

Man Page for xvfb in Linux

Ubuntu Man Command : man xvfb

Man Xvfb  Command

This tutorial shows the man page for man xvfb in linux.

Open terminal with 'su' access and type the command as shown below:
man xvfb

Result of the Command Execution shown below:

XVFB(1)                                                                                                                                           XVFB(1)

Xvfb virtual framebuffer X server for X Version 11

Xvfb [ option ] ...

Xvfb is an X server that can run on machines with no display hardware and no physical input devices. It emulates a dumb framebuffer using virtual

The primary use of this server was intended to be server testing. The fb code for any depth can be exercised with this server without the need
for real hardware that supports the desired depths. The X community has found many other novel uses for Xvfb, including testing clients against
unusual depths and screen configurations, doing batch processing with Xvfb as a background rendering engine, load testing, as an aid to porting
the X server to a new platform, and providing an unobtrusive way to run applications that don't really need an X server but insist on having one

In addition to the normal server options described in the Xserver(1) manual page, Xvfb accepts the following command line switches:

screen screennum WxHxD
This option creates screen screennum and sets its width, height, and depth to W, H, and D respectively. By default, only screen 0 exists and
has the dimensions 1280x1024x8.

pixdepths list of depths
This option specifies a list of pixmap depths that the server should support in addition to the depths implied by the supported screens.
list of depths is a space separated list of integers that can have values from 1 to 32.

fbdir framebuffer directory
This option specifies the directory in which the memory mapped files containing the framebuffer memory should be created. See FILES. This
option only exists on machines that have the mmap and msync system calls.

This option specifies that the framebuffer should be put in shared memory. The shared memory ID for each screen will be printed by the
server. The shared memory is in xwd format. This option only exists on machines that support the System V shared memory interface.

If neither shmem nor fbdir is specified, the framebuffer memory will be allocated with malloc().

linebias n
This option specifies how to adjust the pixelization of thin lines. The value n is a bitmask of octants in which to prefer an axial step when
the Bresenham error term is exactly zero. See the file Xserver/mi/miline.h for more information. This option is probably only useful to
server developers to experiment with the range of line pixelization possible with the fb code.

blackpixel pixel value, whitepixel pixel value
These options specify the black and white pixel values the server should use.

The following files are created if the fbdir option is given.

framebuffer directory/Xvfb_screen
Memory mapped file containing screen n's framebuffer memory, one file per screen. The file is in xwd format. Thus, taking a full screen
snapshot can be done with a file copy command, and the resulting snapshot will even contain the cursor image.

Xvfb :1 screen 0 1600x1200x32
The server will listen for connections as server number 1, and screen 0 will be depth 32 1600x1200.

Xvfb :1 screen 1 1600x1200x16
The server will listen for connections as server number 1, will have the default screen configuration (one screen, 1280x1024x8), and
screen 1 will be depth 16 1600x1200.

Xvfb pixdepths 3 27 fbdir /var/tmp
The server will listen for connections as server number 0, will have the default screen configuration (one screen, 1280x1024x8), will also
support pixmap depths of 3 and 27, and will use memory mapped files in /var/tmp for the framebuffer.

xwud in /var/tmp/Xvfb_screen0
Displays screen 0 of the server started by the preceding example.

X(7), Xserver(1), xwd(1), xwud(1), XWDFile.h

David P. Wiggins, The Open Group, Inc.

X Version 11 xorg server 1.7.6 XVFB(1)

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