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Re: Can anyone explain the use of init3



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Ian Malone wrote:
> On 19/04/06, Paul Howarth <paul city-fan org> wrote:
[snip]
>> You might want to go to runlevel 3 to change X drivers, which you
>> wouldn't want to do with X running.
>>
> 
> Actually, I'd quite like to be able to do that with X running, although
> I suspect there's not much demand.

Actually I suspect that many people would like to be able to do this,
but I also suspect that switching a running X instance to a new hardware
driver on the fly is as close to impossible (given the current design of
X) as makes no odds.
There is, perhaps, slightly more mileage in the idea of maintaining
window manager state across X restarts. That is, keeping the desktop the
same while X restarts underneath it. Again this is (AFAIK) unimplemented
rather than unfeasible.

Craig.

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