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  1. Jenkins
  2. JENKINS-34443

xvfb config options don't show up in manage jenkins

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Closed (View Workflow)
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Not A Defect
    • Component/s: xvfb-plugin
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      Recently reinstalled this plugin after having some problems with Xvnc + selenium.

      Strange thing is - I can't get any of the admin level configuration options (xvfb installations) to be visible. I've tried completely removing the plugin, restarting, including manually removing any old xvfb config files... Still no go - nothing is visible on the configure screen.

      I did just update to the 2.0 jenkins release - is there any possible compatibility issue?

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          lampadesign Nicolas Torres added a comment -

          This is a Major issue for us because we use it to perform Selenium tests. Please provide an ETA if possible.

          Thanks

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          lampadesign Nicolas Torres added a comment - This is a Major issue for us because we use it to perform Selenium tests. Please provide an ETA if possible. Thanks
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          zregvart zregvart added a comment -

          If you upgraded to Jenkins 2.0 your existing tool configurations are carried over. If you installed a fresh copy of Jenkins you need to configure Xvfb tool configuration. You might be unaware that the tool configuration is as per JENKINS-14538 under Global Tool Configuration menu in the Manage Jenkins page. If you cannot find the Xvfb tool configuration please provide steps and Jenkins log files so that I can reproduce and troubleshoot the issue.

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          zregvart zregvart added a comment - If you upgraded to Jenkins 2.0 your existing tool configurations are carried over. If you installed a fresh copy of Jenkins you need to configure Xvfb tool configuration. You might be unaware that the tool configuration is as per JENKINS-14538 under Global Tool Configuration menu in the Manage Jenkins page. If you cannot find the Xvfb tool configuration please provide steps and Jenkins log files so that I can reproduce and troubleshoot the issue.
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          nneul Nathan Neulinger added a comment -

          That's exactly it - was completely unaware of that Global Tool Configuration menu and was looking for it in configure system.

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          nneul Nathan Neulinger added a comment - That's exactly it - was completely unaware of that Global Tool Configuration menu and was looking for it in configure system.
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          nneul Nathan Neulinger added a comment -

          FYI, the Xvfb plugin page on the jenkins site has this which leads users in the wrong direction:

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          Usage
          The plugin starts and stops the Xvfb virtual framebuffer X11 server so your jobs can use X11 displays in headless environments such as servers, or when dedicated X11 display is required for each job.

          Start by going to Manage Jenkins / Configure System and setup your Xvfb installation. You need to give it a arbitrary name like default Xvfb and directory in which the Xvfb executable is located like /usr/X11R6/bin. Unfortunately there is no support for automatic installation of Xvfb. As of version 1.1.0 you can define a single Xvfb tool installation or have a installation named "default" and the jobs are going to run even if you don't define what installation to use in the job configuration.
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          nneul Nathan Neulinger added a comment - FYI, the Xvfb plugin page on the jenkins site has this which leads users in the wrong direction: ------------------- Usage The plugin starts and stops the Xvfb virtual framebuffer X11 server so your jobs can use X11 displays in headless environments such as servers, or when dedicated X11 display is required for each job. Start by going to Manage Jenkins / Configure System and setup your Xvfb installation. You need to give it a arbitrary name like default Xvfb and directory in which the Xvfb executable is located like /usr/X11R6/bin. Unfortunately there is no support for automatic installation of Xvfb. As of version 1.1.0 you can define a single Xvfb tool installation or have a installation named "default" and the jobs are going to run even if you don't define what installation to use in the job configuration. ----------------------------------
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          zregvart zregvart added a comment -

          Xvfb wiki page updated

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          zregvart zregvart added a comment - Xvfb wiki page updated

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            zregvart zregvart
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            nneul Nathan Neulinger
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