init problem with Intrepid

Rashkae ubuntu at
Thu Oct 30 20:22:27 UTC 2008

en0f wrote:
> Cybe R. Wizard wrote:
> [ .. ]
>> <sudo killall gdm>  or Kdm or Xdm, depending upon what you run.  After
>> you finish whatever you're doing, <sudo gdm>
> Gee! You don't kill off processes like that!

Why not?

I know that gdm stop is the proper way to do it, no argument there,, but
so long as you refrain from using the -9, killall just sends a nice
gentle Sigterm, which is a perfectly legit way of stopping a process
(since the process itself needs to respond and perform whatever shutdown
sequence it has.)

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