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Re: Can anyone explain the use of init3



On Wed, 2006-04-19 at 11:45, Craig McLean 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.

Doesn't ctl-alt-backspace kill X sufficiently to restart with
new drivers without any of the other changes a runlevel switch
invokes? 

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  Les Mikesell
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