wkhtmltopdf: cannot connect to X server

wkhtmltopdf is a useful tool for converting HTML document into PDF.  I run it via a cronjob to periodically converting some system reports from HTML format (created by some applications) into PDF.  I’m using a Debian (squeeze) version which requires a X11 server, thus the conversion failed (running it from a cronjob does not have access to a X server).  Luckily there is a workaround: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=580226  All I need is a virtual X server (vxfb xvfb) which is available in Debian.  Just run it like the following:

$ vxfb-run xvfb-run wkhtmltopdf ...

3 responses to “wkhtmltopdf: cannot connect to X server

  1. Luis Roman October 31, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    Hi,

    It’s xvfb-run instead of vxfb-run.

    Thanks,

    Luis

  2. Pingback: wkhtmltopdfをUbuntuで使うためのメモ « Network Project 5

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