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Re: Benefits (and risks) of using Sid

On Sat,09.Aug.08, 17:04:47, Ron Johnson wrote:
> On 08/09/08 08:57, Damon L. Chesser wrote:
>> On Fri, 2008-08-08 at 01:05 -0500, Ron Johnson wrote:
> [snip]
>>> I put this at the bottom of my family members' .bashrc files.  Works like 
>>> a charm.
>>> if [ "$TERM" == "linux" ]; then
>>>      startx
>>>      exit
>>> fi
>>> -- 
>>> Ron Johnson, Jr.
>>> Jefferson LA  USA
>> Ron,
>> I like that.  Alleviates the need for a login manager at all and if all
>> win users snooping around would not even know what to type at the login:
>> prompt.  But does this not kill any vt's for that user?  ie,
>> cntrl-alt-F2, login, wham, GUI and not a term.
> Possibly.  But they never do that, so it hasn't come up yet. Neither have I 
> found a need to, yet, for that matter.

If I try to run startx with X already active I get:

Fatal server error:
Server is already active for display 0
	If this server is no longer running remove /tmp/.X0-lock
	and try again

And eventually it will return the prompt. I think most cases will be 
covered by something like:

| if [ "$TERM" = "linux" ]; then
| 	if [ ! -f /tmp/X0-lock ]; then
| 		startx
| 		exit
| 	fi
| fi

If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
(Albert Einstein)

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