Is there any way to generate offscreen images without relying on the native graphics support? I'd like to create an image without an X server running, or create an image with more colors than the current video mode.

Scott Stanchfield

You must have a graphical environment installed on your server to work with Java image routines in AWT, even though the image will only be displayed on the client's machine.

The AWT image manipulation routines use the native platform's graphics primitives and "grab" the resulting image to send to the client.