Why does the Xorg server reset the output when last client disconnects?

Stuart Kreitman Stuart.Kreitman at Sun.COM
Wed May 2 07:44:59 PDT 2007

Barry Scott wrote:
> Michel Dänzer wrote:
>> On Wed, 2007-05-02 at 10:58 +0100, Barry Scott wrote:
>>> I'm wondering if it is reasonable to prevent the server from doing 
>>> the reset
>>> when the last client disconnects?
>> Try it for yourself:
>> Xorg -noreset
> Thanks I've added to my X service startup.
> But I'd still like to know why the reset is there at all?
21 years ago, it was effective in covering up memory leaks and other 
crud giving the
appearance of great uptime.

Stuart K

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