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Re: sawfish heads-up

Andy Bastien <lists@yuggoth.net> wrote:
>There are those who would have you believe that Colin Watson wrote:
>> If you upgrade sawfish to the one in unstable at the moment, don't
>> follow the instruction that says:
>>   execute 'kill -9 `pidof sawfish`;sawfish&' in a terminal
>> I did so without thinking, and of course lost all my state. I don't see
>> any reason not to use the old 'sawfish-client -f restart', apart from
>> the cosmetic problem of the spurious error message, but no doubt I'll
>> find out as a result of the bug report I've just filed. 'kill -1' might
>> work, but I've no intention of blowing up my X session again just to
>> find out ...
>What do you mean when you say you lost all of your state?  FWIW, I did
>this on my laptop and didn't have any problems.

Maybe you're running something like gnome-session as your session
manager (the last thing in your .xsession). If you're like me and don't
use full-blown GNOME, the last thing your .xsession does is often to run
your window manager, and thus being advised to kill it is bad news.

Looking before I leaped would have helped, I admit :)

Colin Watson                                     [cjw44@flatline.org.uk]

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