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June 11, 2006, 3:05 pm
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Re: -:() Process
You probably are seeing the process with the name "-:0", which is a zero
at the end, instead of parentheses. If that's the case, then everything
is alright, because that's just the command line name of your X server
process. You can easily check that. See the output of "ps -ef", and
grab the PID of the process. Then do "ps c -ef" to see the binary name
of all processes and check that the PID actually belongs to a process
called just 'X'.
To explain that: The dash ('-') at the beginning means that this is
your login process, i.e. the one process started at login time. It
shouldn't be, but on some systems, X is the login shell for some or all
users. Otherwise and much more likely, it just may be that your display
manager (XDM, GDM, KDM, ...) started your X server that way. The ":0"
at the end means that the X server is running on display 0 (zero),
i.e. the first virtual terminal, which X can or should use. If you have
multiple X sessions running, the other sessions will have different
display numbers like ":1".
Re: -:() Process
Are you sure it's not "-:0" ?
That's part of how X communicates with its various pieces. If you kill
it, you kill your X server and thus are logged out when a new X server
process is spawned by init.
If you have more than one X display running, you'll probably see "-:1"
and "-:2" and so on for each display screen.
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