Restart X at teminal-logout?
This question is posted, both at bruker(at)skolelinux and here. I know
some people read one list, some read the other and then again, some read
Is it possible to completely reset X on a terminal at logout, so the
contents of lts.conf is read again? In other words I would like to
achieve the same thing as logging out, pressing ctrl-alt-backspace and
get a new login window. I have noticed that this forces lts.conf to be
read again. Just logging out to a new login screen reuses the settings
from lts.conf from boot.
I would suspect that many of you would ask, why would I want to... But
to make a long stort short, I have a script that rotates the contents of
lts.conf, so the string "SERVER= " alternates. I have set up a kind of
load balancing using this. It seems to work. I have to do some more
testing of course. My schools have only terminals and printers. All the
servers are located at City-Hall's ICT-department. We have 2GB
fibrechannel out to each school.
So my setup is this:
One main server w/ dhcp and ldap. It also as all /home exported as nfs,
and is the printserver for all schools. The dhcp server points each
school to it's own ltspserver via the root-path option. When the
terminal has finished booting it reads lts.conf on that server, and I
would like to alternate which server the terminals logon to. I have this
working now, but I have to log out, hit ctr-alt-backspace and log in
again. Then I get logged into another server. I don't really see the
students hitting ctrl-alt-backspace between sessions, and then the point
So is it possible to kill/restart X on the terminal at logout? Or is it
possible to make a logout reboot the terminal perhaps?
If this seemed a bit "hairy", I can document/explain our setup better if
asked to to so...
But for now, I would be really happy to see X killed and reloaded at
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