Run script on Ubuntu that requires active DISPLAY


I need to run a command that even though it has no user interaction it does require an active display. (specifically, I am talking about Matlab compiler deploytool command).

I've set up an Ubuntu instance, and indeed the command works fine when I run it from the Ubuntu terminal. But when I try to run it as a Bamboo script I get an error that it can't connect to the X display.

I've tried to find a Matlab compiler switch that will remove the need for a display, but with no luck.

So my question is: can I run a Bamboo script with an active display?



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Start xvfb prior to running the compiler (and kill it afterwards).


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