Re: text-only login is root?
On Thu, Oct 21, 2010 at 05:26:38PM -0700, post id wrote:
> --- On Thu, 10/21/10, David Jardine <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I can't find a setting with this web mail
> that affects line length. I'll do manual carriage returns until
> I find a solution.
Isn't that a good enough solution? :)
> > [...]
> > Now I read a claim that if one didn't use a login
> > manager to log in and start X, then one was logging in with root
> > privileges.
> > Where did you read that nonsense?
> I stumbled across it as I was reading howtos on installations
> on the Internet.
Well, forget it.
> And since that X session was started in that screen
> it's still there running when I do a ctrl+alt+f1.
Right. If you move to (probably) tty7, you'll be back in your X
> The login manager doesn't use a screen to start X, so
> it doesn't show up on a screen, right?
I'm afraid I don't know about login managers.
> So what's the following that appears on the screen?:
> Entering Restore TV
> Restore TV PLL
> Restore TV HV
> Restore TV Restarts
> Restore Timing Tables
> Restore TV Standard
> Leaving Restore TV
They're messages left by startx (or programs called by startx). I have
no idea what those particular ones mean, but they look unproblematic.
Better than the error messages I always see. :)
> This is a laptop with an LCD screen.
> Is it trying to drive an external monitor?
> > You just have to learn how to close your X
> > session down properly.
> So how do I shut down X properly? On this laptop I
> usually do "shutdown -h now" from a console when I'm
> ready to quit.
We'd need to know more about your setup to answer that. Are you using a
window manager (fluxbox? blackbox? fvwm?...)? You can always close your
X session by brute force with ctrl-alt-backspace; closing all running
applications (including xterms) ususally does it more elegantly.