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Re: gnome 2.6 upgrade report (bad news)

On Fri, 2004-04-02 at 18:54, Chris Jones wrote:
> * Josselin Mouette (joss@debian.org) wrote:
> > See #240993; you can tell GDM to restart itself when the session is
> > over.
> To be honest I'd rather see gdm generally do less restarting, it's quite
> annoying every time I log out having to wait for X to restart. 

I don't see how to avoid a restart on upgrade...

> Even with the AlwaysRestartServer option set to false it seems to always 
> restart it. I don't know if maybe it's not possible to tear down enough 
> of an X session to hand it over to another user, but it should be, 
> especially when you're using horrible binary drivers that take an age 
> to start ;)

Even if GDM doesn't restart the X server, the X server will reset once
the last client goes away. Depending on your setup, that may take almost
as long as restarting. You should be able to tell the difference in the
X server log.

Earthling Michel Dänzer      |     Debian (powerpc), X and DRI developer
Libre software enthusiast    |   http://svcs.affero.net/rm.php?r=daenzer

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