Chris; On Thu, Oct 26, 2000 at 01:29:50AM -0400, Tom Rathborne wrote: > On Wed, Oct 25, 2000 at 04:55:09PM -0500, Chris Brown wrote: > > Mostly I need to know if there is a way to run the Gimp Perl > > server without running the Gimp itself and without running X, as > > the host machine will not have access to the X server. > > I have found that as long as the server can get an X connection when > it starts, it is not terribly bothered if that X server goes away. I was wrong about this -- oops. The Perl-Server and script-fu don't die, but the GIMP dies. If you just do an 'xhost +' to provide a server then an 'xhost -', the GIMP doesn't die but plugins can't run because they can't connect. So, I've switched to Xvfb and everything is running smoothly. > I can call Gimp from my mod_perl handlers and everything is very > happy. It takes my PPC604/132 about 2.5 seconds to render some text with freetype, add a blurred/adjusted dropshadow and save it as a GIF. pretty impressive if you ask me. Cheers, Tom -- -- Tom Rathborne [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://www.aceldama.com/~tomr/ -- "It's Like A Warzone, Deep Inside Of Me / When My Mind Becomes My Enemy" -- -- Praga Khan, "My Mind Is My Enemy"