For some machines this works, for some it doesn't.

Xvfb :99 -screen 0 1280x1024x32

However, on most machines this works:

Xvfb :99 -screen 0 1280x1024x24

What is the secret ingredient to getting Xvfb working with 32 bit color?

Note: I'm running this on a Karmic box.


The soultion I've came up with: http://robus.info/devblog/2010/04/taking-website-screenshots/

(I know this is long outdated, but this is the only thing google came up with when I searched, so figured I'd post here)

  • so.... the answer is "use vnc4server instead"? and ... you couldn't just type this in the answer box there? – quack quixote Apr 18 '10 at 21:50

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