Is it possible to run a program that usually displays a window without showing one? I want to run empathy in gnome shell but if I exit the app, it kills the process.
If everything went as expected, you should now see a process listing containing your empathy process.
Note: I don't have Gnome or empathy available on any boxes right now, so I don't know how well empathy likes being in a vfb. Works splendidly for xdvi, though.