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Bug#213676: /usr/X11R6/man/man1/startx.1x.gz: no mention of how to stop x



On Fri, Oct 03, 2003 at 07:18:56AM +0800, Dan Jacobson wrote:
> >>>>> "S" == Daniel Stone <daniel@fooishbar.org> writes:
> 
> S> Press Ctrl-Alt-Backspace, or quit every running app. You don't run X "forever",
> 
> OK, sounds good.  If you say how to start, you should say how to stop.

I can see where you're coming from.

> S> Closing this spurious bug - Dan, please start thinking before you file bugs.
> 
> OK, but have you now told other users than me how to stop?  And is
> this info near where they learn how to start?
> 
> Also mention how to stop X to the degree that all that is left is
> normal tty's, no X-related login prompt screens.

This information probably belongs in a tutorial, or the gdm/xdm/kdm manpage, not
the X manpage. The X server is unrelated to these desktop managers. Again, I see
your point, but I believe this information is best contained in a tutorial or
such, not a manpage.

> Just letting you know what the impression is for non-expert users.
> 
> Pages that say how to start something should say how to stop it.

Hopefully someone will add the three-finger salute or "close everything".

-- 
Daniel Stone                                              <daniel@fooishbar.org>
http://www.debian.org - http://www.kde.org - http://www.freedesktop.org
"Configurability is always the best choice when it's pretty simple to implement"
  -- Havoc Pennington, gnome-list

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