Restarting Xserver from cli

Bart Silverstrim bsilver at
Thu Mar 19 02:37:52 UTC 2009

Knapp wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 18, 2009 at 10:55 PM, Mario Vukelic
> <mario.vukelic at> wrote:
>> On Wed, 2009-03-18 at 22:07 +0100, Nigel Henry wrote:
>>> I'm using Linux because (using many different distro's) I have
>>> complete control over the machine, yet on Ubuntu that complete control
>>> is being taken away
>> As has been pointed out repeatedly, it can be enabled with 1 or 2
>> commands. It was never case that anything and everything that is
>> possible was also enabled. It's always been about trade-offs.
>> Also, may I point out gently that Ubuntu never made it a secret that
>> their system should be usable by what you so nicely call "idiots" (which
>> includes, for example, my wife. thanks). Cf. bug #1,
>> There are other linux distros to choose from, which is kind of the
>> point.
> If C.A.D. can have a pop up then why can't C.A.B????? This would seem
> to end all the discussion. 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 not.
> Perhaps hitting it 2 times would force it when all is dead?

Probably because
A) I think CAB is intercepted by Linux, not X.
B) If the code is in a hung/stuck/fubar state, it *can't* reliably tell 
you jack with a popup or prompt. That was kind of the point.

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