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Re: sawfish heads-up

There are those who would have you believe that Colin Watson wrote:
> 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 :)

You're right, that's exactly what I do.  I just wanted to be sure I
understood what you were saying before I do this on any other machines
;-).  How about this instead:

pidof gnome-session && kill -9 `pidof sawfish`;sawfish&

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