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Init.d to start/stop xvfb. Put it into /etc/init.d and chmod it to 755
apt-get install xvfb
apt-get install firefox
export DISPLAY=:99
/etc/init.d/xvfb start
# do your selenium tests here
/etc/init.d/xvfb stop
XVFB=/usr/bin/Xvfb
XVFBARGS=":99 -screen 0 1024x768x24 -fbdir /var/run -ac"
PIDFILE=/var/run/xvfb.pid
case "$1" in
start)
echo -n "Starting virtual X frame buffer: Xvfb"
start-stop-daemon --start --quiet --pidfile $PIDFILE --make-pidfile --background --exec $XVFB -- $XVFBARGS
echo "."
;;
stop)
echo -n "Stopping virtual X frame buffer: Xvfb"
start-stop-daemon --stop --quiet --pidfile $PIDFILE
echo "."
;;
restart)
$0 stop
$0 start
;;
*)
echo "Usage: /etc/init.d/xvfb {start|stop|restart}"
exit 1
esac
exit 0
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