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Xmanager and frame buffer

Last modified: Wednesday, December 2, 2015 8:30 AM


Applications that require or use frame buffer are not accessible in Xmanager.


Frame buffer refers to the system's graphics hardware. Xmanager allows X applications to work through the network. Therefore, if the X app is using frame buffer directly, it will not work in Xmanager.


Programs that utilize frame buffer, cannot be outputed with Xmanager, so a different utility should be used in conjunction with Xmanager to send output.

For example, using xwd and xwud:
With the xwd utility, dump the console screen then with the xwud utility, you can see the output in Xmanager. Use the following commands:

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

In PC_IP_ADDRESS:0 shown above, the '0' represents the Xmanager display number. The display number may change depending on its configuration, therefore you must assign the currently running Xmanager's display number.


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