On Tue, Mar 23, 2004 at 10:01:40PM -0800, Chuck McManis wrote:
> Interesting, I was playing around with KDE and compiled the Kjewel source
> code (its a tetris clone). When I run it, it doesn't have its puzzle
> pieces, but it also causes the entire window system to completely lock up.
> No keyboard events appear to be getting through. If I telnet into the
> system and kill -9 the process, everything comes back to normal. Its a very
> strange thing that a user process should be able to do that... (this is 4.9
> w/ KDE 3.2)
Why is it strange, since your window manager is running as a user
process, and has complete control over the local display?