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Re: Need to prevent X from restarting

Patrick Wiseman wrote:

On Thu, 3 Jun 2004, Matthias Czapla wrote:

: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.

!  I am _so_ not paranoid enough.


Ditto. Amazing what you learn hanging around on this list. Thanks for the lesson!


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