Re: Am I missing something or is this a HUGE security flaw?
Colin Telmer <email@example.com> writes:
another method is to use "exec startx".
> 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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