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Re: a dumb query? pls humor me

On Wed, Feb 21, 2007 at 01:27:17PM -0600, Ron Johnson wrote:
> On 02/21/07 13:12, Andrew Sackville-West wrote:
> > On Tue, Feb 20, 2007 at 11:13:48PM -0600, Ron Johnson wrote:
> >> Hash: SHA1
> >>
> >> 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,
> etc.)
> So, quitting/restarting X is simple, negates the need to reboot and
> is *faster* than a reboot.

I totally agree Ron... I too (AOL) use startxfce4 unless I'm playing around
with other wm's (still suffering since wmii moved to up to 3, though I
see wmii2 is still around... maybe its time to go back).

In fact, I find my self using more and more stuff in xterms and if it
wasn't for having to do real work (book-keeping in gnucash) I'd likely
not be running X hardly at all.


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