Sorry, that yum command should have been:

$ yum install xorg-x11-server-Xvfb


On 17 September 2016 at 17:12, Marcus Ottosson <>

> Got this somewhat further, with newfound knowledge of Xvfb.
> $ yum install xorg-x11-server-Xorg
> $ Xvfb :99 -screen 0 1024x768x16 2>/dev/null &
> $ mayapy -c "from maya import standalone, cmds; \
>    standalone.initialize(); \
>    cmds.playblast(format='image')"
> In a nutshell how it works is that as far as Maya is concerned, there is
> an X environment running, only it’s running entirely in-memory.
> The problem now is that it tries running a playblast with Viewport 2.0.
> # VP2 Error : Failed to initialize graphics device.
> Is there any way of playblasting without Viewport 2.0? Or any way of
> disabling it entirely? Alternatively, what kind of drivers can I install to
> emulate whatever it needs, e.g. mesa?
> I’m expecting Viewport 2.0 to have more advanced requirements than what
> Mesa is capable of, but could be wrong. It might not work with Legacy
> either.
> Thanks!
> ​

*Marcus Ottosson*

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