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  1. #1

    Killing Another X Server

    I usually start few Wine games, which have problems with fullscreen and minimizing on a separate X server. This also allows me to run Compiz on the main X, without affecting the performance of the game.

    However, when closing the game on the X server, I'm left with the X cursor on a black screen and this X seems to continue to run. How could I terminate it? I'm using
    kill procid
    of the X :n, but is there any more "humane" way to do that?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Mar 2008

    I'm doing likewise whenever I start additional X servers. It's not that inhumane to do this, as the signal you send is "TERM", not "SIGKILL". This is basically a request to the program to finish please. It is not forced.

    Therefore you don't have to feel bad about it
    Debian GNU/Linux -- You know you want it.

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    Actually it seems that startx does kill the server after the last running application is closed, compared to
     X :n


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