[self-interest] Running Self headless?

Russell Allen mail at russell-allen.com
Tue Jul 21 01:54:23 UTC 2009

Hi Chris,

Self's quite happy to run with or without the gui.

Easiest way to create a headless image:-

Start Self from the command line:

Self -s Clean.snap

Then close the desktop:

desktop close
desktop stop

Then save:


(and follow prompts to save the snapshot)

When you restart it won't open any windows.

If you make your snapshots executable, you can run them from the shell  
like applications (assuming you have installed the VM of course!):




On 21/07/2009, at 11:31 AM, Chris Double wrote:

> Is it possible to run the existing Self implementation in a headless
> environment? For example, running a webserver on a remote machine
> accessed via ssh.
> Chris.
> --
> http://www.bluishcoder.co.nz

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