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Re: Need to prevent X from restarting

On Wed, Jun 02, 2004 at 06:50:46PM -0500, Kent West wrote:
> >Do you have any good reason for running [xkg]dm at all?  You don't
> >need it to run X.  Disable it, then login to X with "nohup startx &
> >exit".
> Instead of "nohup startx & exit", why not just "startx"? Looking at the 
> man and info pages for nohup, I can't figure out what advantage it 
> provides here.

Because startx alone would leave a useless login shell running. If you
forget about it and think you locked the machine (e.g. with xlock)
someone could still switch to the console, type Ctrl-Z and have a shell.


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