Restarting Xserver from cli
kassube at gmx.net
Wed Mar 18 22:42:38 UTC 2009
> If C.A.D. can have a pop up then why can't C.A.B?????
C-A-D is supposed to be used while X is running normally while C-A-B is
for emergency exit if X is broken.
> This would seem
> to end all the discussion.
No, it wouldn't :)
> Also if X is not working then you don't
> see the pop up but the code should be able to tell if X is dead or
I think the code can't reliably tell if the display is just unreadable
because the programming registers of the video hardware were set to
wrong values. If X is dead enough for the code to reliably find out
that there is a problem, C-A-B probably doesn't work either.
> Perhaps hitting it 2 times would force it when all is dead?
IIRC, that has been suggested on the u-d-d list already. Let's wait and
see if it will be implemented.
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