Restarting Xserver from cli

Bart Silverstrim bsilver at
Wed Mar 18 20:22:50 UTC 2009

Mario Vukelic wrote:
> On Wed, 2009-03-18 at 15:51 -0400, Bart Silverstrim wrote:
>> You were talking about data loss at that point, due to "accidentally 
>> hitting control-alt-backspace".
> Data loss in unsaved files, as I already said a few posts ago.

Yes. Which I said was not a tragedy worth scrapping a keyboard shortcut 
for just because someone lost an hour of work, compared to something 
worth crying about like losing months of work or very old 
messages/emails due to data loss from filesystem corruption after 
kicking your power cable out or having something else cause the data to 
go to the bit bucket.

So yes, it tied perfectly to what you were bringing up, since you (or 
was it someone else??) were arguing that noobs were losing their data 
from hitting C-A-B and BLINK!, so the old way of recovering from X 
screwing up that for so long hadn't hurt anything to a significant 
degree must be changed to save people from klutz fingers and asinine 
pranksters on IRC now that they lost their email they were composing to 

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