Restarting Xserver from cli

Derek Broughton derek at
Thu Mar 19 00:43:47 UTC 2009

David Curtis wrote:

> On Wed, 18 Mar 2009 08:18:05 -0400
> Bart Silverstrim <bsilver at> wrote:
>> David Curtis wrote:
>> > To me, removing C-A-B to limit this issue, is a sound decision.
>> Not for people like me who have used Linux for many moons now, and when
>> X locks up that is one of the first methods to regain some form of
>> control...what's the alternative if you don't have another system to try
>> SSH'ing into it and checking processes? I'm not trying to argue that
>> things stay the way they are because of mere tradition, but only that it
>> was a way to recover from an error, and the odds of "accidentally"
>> hitting it are slim. In theory someone only needs to be bitten once by
>> some ass on an IRC channel to know not to do that again (and get a
>> lesson on trusting strange people on faceless networks, probably).
> Sure, I agree. So now the 'slim chance' is protected against, and you and
> other knowledgeable people upon upgrade or install of Jaunty will: 'sudo
> apt-get install dontzap' 'dontzap --disable' and all will be well and good
> in the world again.

Good enough for me.  My only question was whether you could still have it -
I don't much care about it one way or the other, and only want to be sure
that those who _do_ want to have it, can.

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