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bash script

Postby liaty » Tue Jul 25, 2006 7:49 pm

I'm trying to create a single link to enable/disable xgl.

So far I have two bash scripts.

gnomesu start_xgl

which calls

gnome-xgl-switch --enable-xgl;killall gdm;gdm

The problem I have I think is that the script itself is being shutdown with gnome session.
It worked once, xgl was enabled, gdm shutdown and then gdm logged into gnome session.

Most of the time though it crashes the x server and a reboot is needed.
Other times it gets to the console but does not restart gdm.

Can anyone see where I am going wrong?
Is there a better way to restart gdm?
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RE: bash script

Postby towy71 » Tue Jul 25, 2006 9:34 pm

you don't say which distro you're using and how you install xgl etc.?
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RE: bash script

Postby nelz » Tue Jul 25, 2006 10:07 pm

If you are running the script from an X terminal, it will stop when the X session shuts down.

Try having the first script do
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gnomesu screen start_xgl
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Postby liaty » Tue Jul 25, 2006 10:23 pm

Thanks, got it with.
/etc/init.d/xdm restart in the second script

I can now call start/stop xgl from links on desktop.
Distro is OpenSuse 10.1
For other distros the command could be /etc/init.d/gdm restart
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