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Re: Am I missing something or is this a HUGE security flaw?

On Tue, 5 May 1998, Joey Hess wrote:

> Luiz Otavio L. Zorzella wrote:
> > This is a no-answer. Starting X from the console is a valid -- and
> > even prefered, IMHO -- way of starting X. If I *need* to use xdm, I'll
> > always have to have the memory-eating "X", which seems unaceptable for
> > me, if I'm not using X.
> Ok, I should have provided more detail.
> Don't start X that way - if you must start it from the console, you can use
> "startx & ; exit" to start it and logout. Or something along those lines.

Not much of a difference, but if I recall before I started using xdm, try

(startx &); exit

lockvc could be used but then you still leave yourself logged in on a vc
and another program protecting it. If you are memory economizing, I would
suggest the above. Cheers, Colin.

Colin Telmer, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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