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    SubjectRe: kill -9 <pid of X>
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    On Tue, 11 Aug 1998, Tigran Aivazian wrote:
    > Yes, it *is* very much a kernel issue. What happens if you kill -9 the X
    > server? The machine hangs because the kernel does not sanify the
    > console/VT, i.e. switch it back to the text mode of the VT whence the X
    > server was started.

    This has been beat to death in the GGI/KGI/fb discussions. Please
    don't bring it up again.

    (It would be nice if someone had already written a small wrapper for X
    that would sanify the console when X crashes, as Linus suggested. Has
    someone? My X crashes every few months.)

    Kragen


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