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Re: Fwd: Graphical Shutdown



On Tue, 2007-09-18 at 05:19 -0400, Alan Cox wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 17, 2007 at 09:50:53AM -0400, Adam Jackson wrote:
> > But that's just a guess.  It would take some design first to make sure
> > we think through the interactions.  At this stage of F8 it might be too
> > late to fold this in before release, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't
> > work on it.
> 
> Hard bit seems to me being sure the old X server is dead dead dead before
> the new one begins. Other problem is that X takes longer to start on some
> boxes than poweroff to finish....

The waiting bit is done.  I fixed X to issue both VT_ACTIVATE and
VT_WAITACTIVE on both startup and shutdown for exactly this reason.
When the X server process exits, it is off the hardware, guaranteed.

If you have startup profiles from reasonable machines where we're taking
more than, oh, four seconds to start, I'd love to see them.

- ajax


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