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Why should I not make each individual shell I run a login shell?

I've been told by numerous people that I shouldn't make each shell I use a login shell. Wether via a TTY, or an Xorg terminal app running bash.. can anyone explain the potential reasoning behind this ...
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Cannot open software remotely XQuartz Xlib: Invalid MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 key

I am using mac os 10.8.2, and connecting to a cloud computing cluster through Xquartz. I do: ssh -CY <uname>@serveradress and then ./<softwaretoopen> and it opens the software ...
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What value do I pass to `xrandr --output`?

I wish to add a new modeline using xrandr, however when I want to switch to the new modeline, I am asked to provide --output. The manual page doesn't explain where I can get my options from. So how ...
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Key repeat X11 xterm & urxvt

I've been trying to get an xmonad development environment setup on my OS X box for a little while right now. I have OS wide key repeating enabled and it's working in other apps, however when I hold ...
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failed to enable x11 forwarding

I am trying to enable X11 forwarding on my server which is running on FreeBSD 7.1. I have a putty installed in my windows in which i have enabled X11 forwarding by checking on Enable X11 ...
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terminate the background task launched by xterminal

I used Xterm -e command to run six programs in the background in six X terminals in my shell script. When I used PS command, I can see 6 Xterm process running in the background but I can't see the ...
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Practical tips when transitioning to xmonad?

I like the idea and concept of xmonad, however I still keep going back to gnome after an hour or so. This feels like when I first tried to learn vim, but I've gotten past the learning curve point and ...
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using a second computer as a mere screen/monitor in X (VNC?)

My goal is to use three monitors with my Linux system. It is a laptop, so adding another video card is not the easiest solution. (I have investigated a number of such options: getting a docking ...
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What is the difference between the X clipboards?

Primary Secondary Clipboard Cut buffers What is the difference between these? Experimenting with xclip and gedit: Setting primary Nothing happens, as far as I can tell Setting secondary Again, ...
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“Detach” and “Reattach” xterms across X sessions?

Is there a way to save/detach an xterm (or another window), and reopen/load/reattach it on a different X session on the same machine ? What I'm trying to achieve is "move" running xterms between two ...