JavaFx in headless mode


Is it possible to run JavaFx in headless mode(in Java 7)? It is being used to generate images on the server but is asking for an X-Server. Does there exist something like java.awt.headless in JavaFx ?(I can't use Xvfb )

11/29/2013 6:00:41 AM

Here is how I solved this problem for server-side image geneartion on Ubuntu linux environment with jetty application server. It uses xvfb but only as a "library" - without any additional special actions on server:

apt-get install xvfb

// then on application server start:

export DISPLAY=":99"

start-stop-daemon --start --background --user jetty --exec "/usr/bin/sudo" -- -u jetty /usr/bin/Xvfb :99 -screen 0 1024x768x24

You can see the details of my server-side image generation solution in this SO question.

5/23/2017 11:53:03 AM

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