[vtk-developers] Running tests in the background

David Gobbi david.gobbi at gmail.com
Thu Dec 29 11:55:06 EST 2011

On Thu, Dec 29, 2011 at 9:37 AM, David Doria <daviddoria at gmail.com> wrote:
> Is there a way to run tests so that the windows for the tests do not
> pop up and steal the focus? It is quite intrusive to run the tests
> because the machine is unusable for a long time. I tried running the
> tests in a different session, but the test images produced were black.
> Is there any trick to achieve this?

I'm not sure what most people do, but since I have a dual-head video
card but just one monitor, I run my tests on the second (missing)

export DISPLAY=:0.1

This required me to configure X for two desktops, though I only see
one of them.  The beauty of doing things this way is that the tests
run in fully-accelerated OpenGL, but completely out of view.

 - David

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