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Date:      Wed, 15 Oct 2014 18:43:33 +0200
From:      Rolf Nielsen <rmg1970swe@gmail.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: exiting Xorg locks up 9.2-STABLE system
Message-ID:  <543EA435.10505@gmail.com>
In-Reply-To: <20141015162547.GJ3963@itcom245.staff.itd.umich.edu>
References:  <20141015162547.GJ3963@itcom245.staff.itd.umich.edu>

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On 2014-10-15 18:25, William Bulley wrote:
> According to Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de> on Wed, 10/15/14 at
> 12:18:
>> 
>> The last line of your ~/.xinitrc file should be:
>> 
>> exec /usr/local/bin/mwm
>> 
>> This makes sure that the process "continues" as mwm, and when mwm
>> exits, then X also exists.
> 
> Thanks.  The last line of my ~/.xinitrc file is:
> 
> /usr/local/bin/mwm 2>&1 /dev/null
> 
> and since I start Xorg thusly:
> 
> /usr/local/bin/xinit -- /usr/local/bin/Xorg
> 
> I had thought when I exit mwm(1) using the "f.quit_mwm" feature, 
> that then Xorg would exit.  Is that not the case?  Or am I missing 
> your point above?  This configuration has been working for me for 
> about fifteen years.   :-)
> 
> Regards,
> 
> web...
> 

Without the "exec" Xorg forks and the new process runs mwm. Thus, when
you exit mwm, the original Xorg process remains.
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