Xenial not wanting to start xfvb


The calling job (Once switched to xenial), does not like to even start up xfvb

The PR has very little code-tweaks in it. So you can see we pretty much only changed this.

PR: https://github.com/natritmeyer/site_prism/pull/368/files

Travis Results: https://travis-ci.org/natritmeyer/site_prism/builds/495981778?utm_source=github_status&utm_medium=notification

$ export DISPLAY=:99.0
0.01s$ sh -e /etc/init.d/xvfb start
sh: 0: Can't open /etc/init.d/xvfb
The command "sh -e /etc/init.d/xvfb start" failed and exited with 127 during .


Update - I’ve got this to work, but only through a bit of trial and error / luck.

Think there needs to be a bit more info / signposting on this.

The previous commands (export display / sh -e), now need writing as (For Xenial)

  - xvfb

EDIT: For visitors; see https://github.com/natritmeyer/site_prism/pull/368/files


That bit is explained in our docs: https://docs.travis-ci.com/user/gui-and-headless-browsers/#using-xvfb-to-run-tests-that-require-a-gui.


That’s correct. However to find out that info was quite tricky and wasn’t very well signposted. It took weeks of googling.

Might be worth either looking into the SEO there or something