Jeroen Coumans jeroencoumans at
Mon Jun 16 06:37:16 PDT 2003

Michael A. Peters said the following on 06/16/03 10:23:
> On Sun, 2003-06-15 at 07:12, Jeroen Coumans wrote:
>>Michael A. Peters said the following on 06/15/03 13:11:
>>>One line.
>>>su --command="/sbin/init 3"
>>Yeah, try that in between furiously restarting GDM's because you just 
>>broke your X server. I start XDM from /service and put in a delay time 
>>on purpose because of this.
> I will.
> Not tonight but probably tomorrow.
> Is there something specifically you recommend I do to break it? (if not
> - I'll just specify the wrong video driver - that ought to do it)

Just commenting out all fontpath settings is enough to break it. Or 
temporarily moving out /etc/X11/XF86Config

> I'm curious to see what your talking about - I've had that happen on Red
> Hat and it handled it gracefully - and they start the display manager
> from inittab. (in RH it was because after modifying my XFree86 file - I
> copied the wrong backup - the one I had back with my VooDoo3 which I no
> longer have - to the config file).

They probably start a script from inittab which has some reliability 
checks built in.

Jeroen Coumans

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