[GE users] question about scripts with X display

Reuti reuti at staff.uni-marburg.de
Wed May 4 09:00:33 BST 2005


Hi, is this an inhouse application? If there is already the option to 
"play" a command file, mabe there is another flag/switch for a 
displayless batch processing. Seems you need a dummy X-Server. I heard 
about a virtual-frame buffer option for X, but never tried it on my own. 
- Reuti

Chris Duke wrote:
> Hi all. I am running some scripts that require a graphical user
> interface. This is not an interactive application...the application
> essentially "plays" a command file and then closes. 
> 
> In our calling script (submitted using qsub), I set the DISPLAY
> environment variable, and the script runs fine. 
> 
> I have 2 questions: 
> 1. Is there a way to test if the X server is available? Using qsub, we
> throw so many windows up on the designated X server, that it
> occasionally crashes. When the X server crashes, or the X server is
> otherwise unavailable, the rest of the jobs basically fail (rather
> ungracefully).
> 2. I'm wondering if anybody else is doing this, and if so are there any
> suggestions you can offer?
> 
> Thanks in advance for the help!
> 
> --chris
> 
> 
> 
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