Restarting Xserver from cli
mario.vukelic at dantian.org
Wed Mar 18 19:50:54 UTC 2009
On Wed, 2009-03-18 at 15:44 -0400, Bart Silverstrim wrote:
> Why are you reaching for control-alt-del? In windows, you can
> what...change your password, run task manager (right click task bar for
> that),...log off...?
And lock the screen.
> Good thing X is totally integrated with the Linux kernel the way Windows
> is. As I recall the more integrated Microsoft made it, the more flak
> they got for making it easier for drivers to ruin their security model.
Yeah, except that AFAICT this has nothing whatsoever to do with catching
a key combo in the kernel and advising X to do something sensible (as
long as it still can). Though IANAKD (kernel dev)
> Never had to. It's always worked that way.
So. Now that's a really weak argument.
> If this is in a future
> release, it's because someone wants to change something that works fine
> the way it is, and now wants to add a new "feature" that will make it
> just a little more of a bitch when moving between distros.
Or has someone else but only experts in mind ...
> Blame yourself if you do that.
> If the C-A-B is killing users, set an option to disable it, not vice-versa.
It's fine not to have any clue about usability design, but it's not fine
to use that as a basis to make usability decisions.
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