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Standup 2/3/2011: It *is* the Rabbit!

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“I am trying to use the Headless gem to run my selenium tests via an xvfb session on an ubuntu machine. The xvfb session is being launched correctly on display port 99 screen 0 but I am getting the following error from selenium:”

18:08:31.410 ERROR - Failed to start new browser session, shutdown browser and clear all session data
org.openqa.selenium.server.RemoteCommandException: timed out waiting for window 'null' to appear

“here is how I am running Headless:”

require 'headless'
headless =
puts "starting Headless session on display: #{headless.display}"
  puts "rake spec:integration"
  puts "stopping Headless"

Has anybody out there had any luck with this?

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