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Re: a dumb query? pls humor me

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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. 
> A

Looks like a flame war to me....

This computer boots strait into KDE because the installer put in the
init scripts to start kdm.  (I used bootcheat: install tasks="standard,
kde-desktop").  If I upgrade something like Xorg (which I did earlier
today from sid), all I do is open a tty and login, then type
"/etc/init.d/kdm stop" and that stops X, then I start it up again with
/etc/init.d/kdm start, log out and go back to X.

It's not a difficult thing to do.  I will admit that I always have a
terminal (Konsole) running on one of my desktops, so going CLI is
frequent.  I find it also easier to hit alt-f2 and type the name of the
program (or part of it) to run something than to find it in the k-menu.

You have to understand that a whole generation has grown up without
knowing what a prompt is, and for those people X is the operating
system.  If they only knew the power of the CLI....

Be thankful that they even know what GNU/Linux is.


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