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what do you mean by a terminal? Ctrl-alt-backspace should not restart anything other than the xserver and with it all the stuff needing the x window system (so terminal windows will go). The text consoles should remain.
you can also go to a text terminal, and then do
as root. This will get you to text mode and then you can get back with
humm - well, I would have thought that a text console was the same as a terminal instance.
Its like BASH shell type thing - so whats the difference between the three? it looks like its a gnome-terminal command being run by this GUI icon.
I was running processes from the three different terminals - I was just hoping not to interrupt them (100% text based) while I reset xserver. Doesn't seem like it should have been impossible. I mean, even without xserver you can run completely independant terminals right - i mean if its a multi-user OS, then this would be a basic function.
terminal windows are just that - they are windows inside an X session that give you the command line. There is no way you can keep them running when restarting X because the windows will have to be closed and that closes the processes depending on them. Besides, restarting the X server will log everyone out who is logged in using X and that will terminate the processes too.
If I really need to have the things running even when X crashes, I use ctrl-alt-F1 to get to a real text terminal and run things there. They are completely independent of X.
Oh no. You can log in separately under runlevel 5 too. When you press ctrl-alt-f1 thru f6 you'll get several login screens. Those really do behave like completely separate sessions. With X, basically you have a user logged in who then runs X. Any process started from within that X session is terminated when that user logs out.
Distribution: slamd64 2.6.12 Slackware 2.4.32 Windows XP x64 pro
ctrl+alt+f(1-6) Is essencially init 3.(They are separate sessions, I believe.) Init 5 just startsx on boot so you don't have to type: startx . I believe this is used(by many distros) for windows users intimidated by command line, to help the move from windows to Linux.