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Date:      Thu, 9 Aug 2018 00:15:43 +0700
From:      Victor Sudakov <vas@mpeks.tomsk.su>
To:        "Steve O'Hara-Smith" <steve@sohara.org>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Alternative to x11/gnome3 ?
Message-ID:  <20180808171542.GA68317@admin.sibptus.transneft.ru>
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Steve O'Hara-Smith wrote:
> On Wed, 8 Aug 2018 23:37:22 +0700
> Victor Sudakov <vas@mpeks.tomsk.su> wrote:
> 
> > Steve O'Hara-Smith wrote:
> > > 
> > > > No, this is not the way it works on Linux. Linux users don't run
> > > > startx from a text session, nor do they switch between GUI sessions
> > > > with Ctrl-Alt-Fn.  They click "Switch user" and the graphical login
> > > > screen appears where you can get authenticated.
> > > 
> > > 	You can use startx and Ctrl-Alt-Fn in Linux to do this, at least
> > > you could last time I used Linux and X.
> > 
> > You can but nobody does because it's inconvenient and contraintuitive
> > for the majority of users.
> 
> 	I suspect I'm in a minority on FreeBSD too, but I find it handier.

My wife always gets confused whether her X session is already running
(and she should look for it by pressing Ctrl-Alt-F9, Ctrl-Alt-F10
until she eventually finds it) or she has to start a new one.

Several times she has run startx from a text session, then got
confused where her vt was and tried to run another startx... As I said,
contraintuitive.

-- 
Victor Sudakov,  VAS4-RIPE, VAS47-RIPN
AS43859



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