Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 1st Oct 2003 23:09 UTC
General Development OSNews was the first news magazine to break the story on Gnome's Seth Nickell effort to replace the Init system. Soon, it became confusing to many readers as to if Seth is planning to completely replace the Init system or simply "bridge" it. We had a chat with Seth and discussed about his plans on the project (which is a personal project so far) and for Storage, an exciting project which aims to replace the traditional filesystem with a new database-based document store.
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RE: Re: I dont like
by sean etc on Thu 2nd Oct 2003 14:00 UTC

"1. I dont like having to use a display manager, it seems like wasted memory to me. Plus, that looping thing is really annoying (I know you can turn it off, but ive had issues with that)."

If you're not using the memory, you're not wasting it. Memory is a renewable resource. ~,^

"2. Ive been updating kernels alot (2.6), so I have to redo the nvidia module, and when I boot, I dont want XFree86 to startup,and then not find the module,and then go into one of those annoying loops."

I posted a startup script (guess it needs to be ported to be a SystemService now ;-) to the NVIDIA forums that solves this issue; basically, it takes care of rebuilding the driver if it detects it has become borked, either thru a kernel upgrade or X/Mesa upgrade.