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What is the xwin process for?
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woflux

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PostPosted: Thu 27 Dec 2012, 07:49    Post subject:  What is the xwin process for?  

Hello, running htop I have seen the process /bin/sh /usr/bin/xwin is it safe ? what is it for ?

thank you
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Flash
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PostPosted: Thu 27 Dec 2012, 08:31    Post subject:  

There is an Xwindows which is the GUI for the actual kernel, or at least that's how I think of it. Maybe that's this process.
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Keef


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PostPosted: Thu 27 Dec 2012, 11:49    Post subject:  

It is what gets X up and running. If you exit X (to the console), you need type xwin to return to X. If you kill xwin, you will kill X.
That's a simplified explanation, but basically if you like your GUI, xwin is a good thing.
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PostPosted: Fri 28 Dec 2012, 09:00    Post subject: Re: What is the xwin process for?  

woflux wrote:
Hello, running htop I have seen the process /bin/sh /usr/bin/xwin is it safe ? what is it for ?

thank you


SOURCE: /usr/bin/xwin
1) #Puppy 0.8.4 no need for startx script...

2)#0.9.9 enables to start a specific w.m. from commandline...

3)#v3.90 expanded to auto run best video mode...



If the external network is closed for ROOT then what...

as for QUIRKY LINUX 1.40 then there are such a products:
1)built-in BUSYBOX which is with such a built-in programs as:
nc, telnet, ...
2)web browser which requires an active connection if there is a need to use different Internet pages
3)by default: small list of technologies which can be in use at protecting the user's login by password
======={ COMMAND: passwd --help }=======
Options:
-a Algorithm to use for password (des, md5)

^^^^^^^{ COMMAND: passwd --help }^^^^^^^
4)Absence in IPTABLES of such an option as BLOCK PARTICULAR APPLICATION



Instead of use of XWIN some user has the following variant:
Code:

xinit /usr/bin/jwm -- :0

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woflux

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PostPosted: Wed 02 Jan 2013, 10:04    Post subject:  

Thanks Smile

Is it possible for a malicious program to hide itself from ps, htop etc.. ?
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amigo

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PostPosted: Wed 02 Jan 2013, 10:51    Post subject:  

"malicious program to hide itself" -Yes, kernel rootkits are especially built for that.
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Karl Godt


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PostPosted: Thu 21 Mar 2013, 15:56    Post subject:  

amigo, can a kernel rootkit be built for the current running kernel, if the DOTconfig is not available ?

The running kernel might be obtained by some uname -r command . Is such a rootkit a separate kernel driver then ?
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