Re: [vserver] Guests using X with X Server on Host

From: Mio Nilsson <>
Date: Thu 31 Jan 2008 - 10:50:00 GMT
Message-ID: <>

I'm not sure what it is you want here. You're running an Xserver on the
host, and
you want the xvfbs in the guests to be accessible from the host xserver?

I'm sure I'm not the right person to answer this, because I don't
usually do those
things. But wouldn't it be easiest if you juts open a remote xsession to
the guests

Oliver Welter wrote:
> Hi Mio,
> ok bit than I need a way to pipe the output from xvfb to the hosts X
> there a way to do ?
> Oliver
> Mio Nilsson wrote:
>> Oliver Welter wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I want to use vserver to run a set of application-servers as guests.
>>> Unfortunately the app is controlled via a GUI, so I need a X Server
>>> inside the guests from time to time to look at the apps...
>>> The box is remote and currently hosts only one app, the customer
>>> uses vnc to connect to the box, which he wants to keep for commodity
>>> reasons.
>>> Is there a nicer way than running one X server inside every guest?
>>> TIA
>>> Oliver
>> Well, there's always Xvfb - which is a virtual framebuffer that works
>> like an X-server. You can find information about it here:

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