Re: a dumb query? pls humor me
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On 02/21/07 13:12, Andrew Sackville-West wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 20, 2007 at 11:13:48PM -0600, Ron Johnson wrote:
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>> On 02/20/07 15:29, Andrew Sackville-West wrote:
>>> On Tue, Feb 20, 2007 at 09:13:32PM +0000, andy wrote:
>>>> Hi all
>>>> Potentially a dumb query but I just don't know, and there doesn't seem
>>>> to be any documented discussion I can read, so pls humor me on this:
>>>> after Etch has done its daily update via update mngr, is it generally
>>>> considered a wise thing to reboot the computer to check the take or can
>>>> one have a reasonably good degree of confidence that as far as is
>>>> reasonable to predict, all will be well?
>>> depends on what gets upgraded (you *do* review the upgrades,
>>> right?). If you've got some new core thing (kernel, xorg, udev, etc.)
>> xorg is only core to people who still (*even* if they don't realize
>> it) think that Real Operating Systems are designed the same way that
>> MS Windows is designed.
>> Your penance is to make a pilgrimage to Portland and walk up Linus'
>> driveway on your knees, while reading the Green Dragon Book.
> huh. check my headers you icedove-using-geek-wannabe! ;-P
> oh. and no its not forged.
> seriously though, and unfortunately, for many people it *is*
> core. Having X totally crap out on them would be a good thing, IMO.
And I boot into the text console and fire up the GUI using
startxfce4. (There are similar commands for GNOME, KDE, fvwm, etc,
So, quitting/restarting X is simple, negates the need to reboot and
is *faster* than a reboot.
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