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Re: a dumb query? pls humor me



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Wackojacko wrote:
> Joe Hart wrote:
>> 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.
>>
> Why not use Ctrl+Alt+Backspace.  Much quicker. (you could also use
> /etc/init.d/kdm restart from the console to save a little typing :) )
> 
> Wackojacko
> 
> 
You're right.  Most of the time I do restart X with the alt-ctrl-bksp,
but that doesn't stop kdm.

It never occurred to me to stop KDM while I am in X, because it is the
service that starts X and I just logically concluded (assumed) that
shutting down kdm from within X would cause problems.

I have learned that there are some things you should only do from a TTY,
  such as a dist-upgrade.  Perhaps it's paranoia, but I've had problems
with dist-upgrades in the past, but then again, it was not _real_ Debian
that I was running.  I am starting to use the tty more and more, and
Konsole less and less.  Why?  Don't really know, but I think that essay
found here:  http://www.osnews.com/story.php?news_id=6282  made a lot of
sense.

Joe


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