My system was running a little laggy, so I open up a quick little console window and run top. Lo and behold, X was eating up 93% of the cpu for some unknown reason. So I get to thinking: well, I *could* kill that process, but then what would happen? would it dump me down to a command line? hrmm.. I'm supposed to be in runlevel 5, though, so would init just restart X, or would it drop to runlevel 3 or somesuch?
The answer: init restarts X, keeping the runlevel the same.
Yeah, it's something I should have known, but it's little things like this that tend to be missed if they never actually come up.
As a side-note, I love being able to isolate the problem process and kill it off so I can get back to work without a reboot. Much faster way of getting things done.
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