On Thu, 2005-01-20 at 00:10 -0500, Bill Nottingham wrote:
So, this came up as a sidepoint in another bug.
Say, you're a user, your mouse isn't working. You try and
log into a failsafe session to fix it.
You're now screwed because:
a) if you start an app, it may not have focus
b) there's no keysequence to change focus, unless you're an X guru
Is this a situation we really care about? What do we expect
people to use the failsafe session for, in practice?
For it to be useful for desktop users, it would probably
have to start a regular desktop but just ignore
your configuration (especially your session file).
I guess it might be good for bugs like the classic
"vertical panel crashes on login" or losing the
panel from your session.
The effort to implement a useful failsafe mode
might be better spent making the session manager
detect hosed states (missing panel, respawns, crashes)
and recover cleanly/automatically, though.