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relay clicking harmful (was: Re: X and text consoles

On Thu, Jan 01, 1998 at 07:09:13PM -0500, Rick Pasotto wrote:
> > 
> > I once saw someone (running Red Hat) who had an X session going on one
> > console, and text sessions (or if he wanted, he could run additional X
> > sessions) on the others.  He switched using Ctrl-Alt-F<n> (1<=n<=6).
> > 
> Is doing this detrimental to the monitor?
> For the most part I prefer to use the console, but some things require
> X, so I'm constantly switching back and forth. Each time I switch I hear
> a clicking in the monitor (relay?). Will doing this shorten monitor life?

I hope not - zgv (a svgalib viewer) does this with every new picture twice.


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