Re: The wider implications of dbus breakage
On Fri, Jul 17, 2009 at 03:14:15AM +0200, Michael Biebl wrote:
> Roger Leigh schrieb:
> > If you run a current unstable system, with a default (empty)
> > xorg.conf this disables C-A-Fn and C-A-Bksp to switch to a
> > virtual terminal or kill a dead X server. I noticed that if you
> C-A-Bksp disabled by default is an Xorg upstream decision, has nothing
> to do with D-Bus or HAL or whatever.
This is the real breakage here. It's easy for X to leave you no way out,
all it takes is a window manager gone apeshit -- or indeed, dbus failing.
There are so many window managers and similar creatures in Debian, there's
no chance to make them all bug-free no matter how we try. It's unacceptable
to leave the user with no choice but a hard reboot -- or even to force them
to ssh in if they have sshd installed.
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// Never attribute to stupidity what can be
// adequately explained by malice.