Restarting Xserver from cli

Mario Vukelic mario.vukelic at
Wed Mar 18 19:53:53 UTC 2009

On Wed, 2009-03-18 at 15:50 -0400, Bart Silverstrim wrote:
> What kind of idiot uses Linux to do that in the first place, given
> that I don't think it is certified for use on lifesaving equipment
> whatsoever?

Having possibly deadly impact when malfunctioning does not necessarily
have anything to do with being used on lifesaving equipment.

It's not a desktop distro, but may serve as an example for the
principle: TomTom car navigation GPS devices use the linux kernel. If it
malfunctions, the effect can very easily be a deadly accident.

That said, I think the "saving lives" was not meant all that seriously
in the first place, but as a metaphor.

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