Originally Posted by Mr. Alex
I don't have section "ServerFlags" in xorg.conf. And "DontZap" is not in that file.
So, if you want to be able to reboot your server, add that stanza to your xorg.conf
file. See the output of man xorg.conf
for a complete description of your various settings and stanza available for you to use if you chose to do so.
And, of course, rebooting the X-server will reboot anything (like GDM) that depends on the server and which is automatically started. By the way, you should have different servers running of your different tty
s so you can "play" with your server setting in one session, while maintaining a working session in another tty
. That can make experimenting with different settings mush less painful.
The way to do this is to open a terminal session in where you have a working server running, and start a new server on a different tty
with a startx -- :n
command, where "n
" is the server number. (Specifying a different xorg.conf
file if you're playing with that. See man startx
for details.) When you reboot the server - or logout - you should revert to the tty
on which your startx
session is running.
Note that, if the "DontVtSwitch" is "off" in the settings stanza, you should be able to switch between your X-server sessions using a "control-alternate-Functionn
" key combination.
Note also that startx
is a script that invokes the xorg
command with many defaults. See man xorg
if the complete hairy details interest you.