Re: sawfish heads-up
There are those who would have you believe that Colin Watson wrote:
> Andy Bastien <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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&