I currently have a test machine running Ubuntu server 9.10 with no GUI. I want to run my Selenium RC test suites which open Firefox and perform a series of operation. I could bloat my test server with Gnome or KDE to run those tests but I'm looking for a lighter solution. Does anyone have some suggestions on how to run GUI tests on an Ubuntu server?
Try this for automating headless server stuff. (Caveat, I wrote the post below)
Basic summary is I made a script to run any command within a newly-created headless X server. This also lets you run lots of headless X servers at a time if you need to.
So for starting selenium-rc in a new headless X server, you would do (using the tool described in the above post)
i haven't tested it by myself, but this sounds promising:
i will try this for myself.
first install xvfb package, on suse it is called
start xvfb in background with display, screen and resolution parameters:
change your display settings:
and start your selenium rc:
you could also start selenium rc with a testsuite specified: