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Retrieve hidden X11 apps after Finder crashes
Authored by: RickoKid on Feb 21, '06 02:43:22PM
Shouldn't you be able to use
killall -HUP quartz-wm
to just restart it without having to have the code autorestarting it?

Well I tried this and it just quit X11 all together ... so maybe not!

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Retrieve hidden X11 apps after Finder crashes
Authored by: Nem on Feb 21, '06 03:59:11PM

Exactly. The way X11 usually works (on any system, not just Mac) is that it will continue to run as long as the "xinitrc" is running. Running "exec quartz-wm" overlays the memory taken up by xinitrc, but in essense, X11 still thinks its running. By killing quartz-wm, X11 thinks the xinitrc ended, and thus exits.

Again, for heavy X11 users, not a nice solution to have all of your apps (not just the ones that disappeared) to suddenly go away.

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