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Bug#168601: default {x|g|k|w}dm: why not "disable" as a choice



On Thu, Nov 14, 2002 at 09:20:13PM +0100, Eduard Bloch wrote:
> Imagine you misconfigured X, eg. wrong monitor settings You see the
> problem and type Ctrl-Alt-Backspace quickly. Fine. Now, you continue the
> installation and work without X. Next morning, you boot the box and see
> some X thingie start. You kill it with Ctrl-Alt-Backspace. You kill it.
> It restarts. That is just annoying. And such things happen.

Imagine you misconfigured sendmail, e.g., you've got it configured as an
open relay.  You see the problem and type "/etc/init.d/sendmail stop"
quickly.  Now, you continue the installation and work without a running
MTA.  Next morning, you boot the box and god damn it, sendmail is
running again, and Paul Vixie and Craig Sanders will be adding you to
every blackhole list in the world imminently.  You kill the daemon
again.  Next time you boot, it starts up again.  Etc.

So there are two lessons here:

1) Learn how to disable a misbehaving daemon if you don't know how to
configure it, or a thing it launches.
2) CTRL-R (man xdm)

> Something we should have as alternative instead of hacking some config
> files with postinst scripts.

Who is hacking files with postinst scripts?

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Debian GNU/Linux                   |      itself.
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