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Re: X and runlevels

On Tue, Sep 05, 2000 at 09:57:56AM +1200, Michael Beattie wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 04, 2000 at 04:43:44PM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> > The code to do this has existed in xdm for a very long time, but XFree86
> > always shipped with it turned off.  I turned it back on (it just involves a
> > few resource settings for the display manager, see the xdm manpage), and
> > sent patches to XFree86 a long time ago, but the patch was ignored, and
> > Dirk Hohndel basically told me I was an idiot for doing so, because it
> > might unexpectedly terminate the server in the quite common case of four X
> > session logins in a row that averaged less than 6 seconds each...
> > 
> > If you're saying, "Huh?" right about now, that's okay, because I did too.
> No, I can understand that. - that exact circumstance would occur in our
> University computer science lab. Regularly too, I might add.

Eh?  With no gaps between?  Remember, the X server is running even if it's
idling at the X server login widget.  That factors into the 6 second

G. Branden Robinson            |      "I came, I saw, she conquered."  The
Debian GNU/Linux               |      original Latin seems to have been
branden@deadbeast.net          |      garbled.
http://deadbeast.net/~branden/ |      -- Robert Heinlein

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