Configure an HTML rendering server on i5/OS

After you have installed OS/400 - Additional Fonts (5722SS1, Option 43), which is for Version 5R4, or OS/400 - Additional Fonts (5761SS1, Option 43), which is for v6.1, on your i5/OS system, an HTML rendering server (X virtual frame buffer for X server) is present.

You must select a display number for the HTML rendering server.

To configure an HTML rendering server:

  1. If the QShell Interpreter is running, perform the following commands on the i5/OS command line to stop it:

    • QSH

    • Press F3

  2. Type CALL QP2TERM on the command line to start the OS/400 Portable Application Solutions Environment (OS/400 PASE) console.

  3. Type ps gaxuw | grep Xvnc ; ps gaxuw | grep vfb on the command line to list all active HTML rendering servers:

    If other rendering servers are already active, you may see output such as this (the number following the colon is the display number already in use):

    v2kea554 40571 0.0  0.0 12484 0 - A Jul 13 4:08

    /QOpenSys/QIBM/ProdData/DeveloperTools/vnc/Xvnc :6 -desktop X -httpd  

  4. Select any number from 1 to 99 that is not in use.

  5. Type SBMJOB CMD(CALL PGM(QP2SHELL) PARM('/usr/bin/X11/X' '-vfb' ':N')) JOB(XVFB) JOBQ(QSYSNOMAX) ALWMLTTHD(*YES) on the command line to start the HTML rendering server, where N is the display number.

  6. Verify that the HTML rendering server is started by repeating the prior steps to start PASE and list the active servers, confirming that an HTML rendering server with your display number is in the list.


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Rendering documents on i5/OS


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Associating an HTML rendering server with WebSphere Portal