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Using X applications that writes to local frame buffer on Xmanager with xwd and wxud

Last modified: Thursday, January 31, 2013 11:09 PM


This article explains how you can fix the issue with running X applications using local frame buffer (graphic card) on Xmanager.

A Framebuffer (or sometimes Framestore) is a video output device that drives a video display from a memory buffer containing a complete frame of data. - Wikipedia


This problem occurs when using X applications designed to draw directly to local frame buffer instead of X server.

To resolve this issue, you have to use a third party application such as xwd and xwud. Use xwd to dump what is displayed on console and xwud to send it to Xmanager. Here is how:

# xwd -display :0 > dump.out
# xwud -in dump.out -display PC_IP_ADDRESS:0

Change the PC_IP_ADDRESS:0 with appropriate value. 0 represents the display number Xmanager is running on users' PC. 

affected products

All Xmanager versions