Re: [idvusers] IDV/Xvfb behavior

Hi Samuel,

Thanks very much for the reply.  I will definitely look into upgrading to
5.3 and will report back what happens.  I agree, setting up virtual machine
is not really something that I believe is possible for us at the moment.
The weird thing is that it runs fine on CentOS5 which seems a little odd.

Ultimately, the Xvfb is a temporary solution until I can identify what is
causing ISL scripts to fail when offscreen is set to true.

Thanks again for the help Samuel and I will keep the list updated w/any
progress I have.


On Fri, Jun 5, 2009 at 11:40 AM, Zehel, Samuel <zehel@xxxxxxx> wrote:

> The situation I ran into was not a hardware issue, because I could run the
> .isl script at the console with no problem.  Only Xvfb would fail(with a
> segment fault).
> My belief was that RedHat introduced a bug to xvfb when moving to RHEL5,
> since RHEL3 seemed to work fine.  I submitted this issue to RedHat, and was
> told that this would be fixed in RHEL 5.3.
> I have not been able to test the 5.3 fix, however Matt makes it sounds as
> though it may still be an issue.  If you haven't upgraded to 5.3, please do
> so, and let us know how it goes.
> RedHat technical support also suggested using a Virtual(XEN) machine to run
> IDV with the .isl script, until RHEL 5.3 was released.  Unfortunately the
> amount of time/effort required to convert our server to XEN is prohibitive.
>  It also seems like using and elephant gun to kill a flea.  I was going to
> wait until 5.3 came out, but the xvfb problem has now become a low priority
> at our site.