[Sander Marechal] > True, but I meant that an app can kill X, requiring it to be restarted. > Newbies get very confused at that point. Look, if you typed "startx" once, you can type it again. If you didn't, it means you're using a display manager like xdm, and xdm will restart X when it dies. If X just _freezes_ rather than dies, you don't get a shell prompt anyway. What you get is the opportunity to hit Ctrl-Alt-Backspace, so that X will die, and then you're back to the previous cases. I see no case where it is useful to alias "startx" to "start-desktop". Unless X dies and then xdm _also_ dies. Does this ever happen?
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