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Old 02-23-2006, 01:16 PM   #1
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How do I restart X without rebooting?


Greetings,

I'm currently trying to setup a display on an older laptop, and I'm not sure how to restart only the X server when I want to try resolution changes.

What's the proper way to just restart the X server, without rebooting the machine?

Thanks much!
 
Old 02-23-2006, 01:17 PM   #2
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CTRL-ALT-Backspace
 
Old 02-23-2006, 02:18 PM   #3
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Also note that you can put multiple resolutions in your xorg.conf file ie:
Code:
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       24
        Modes       "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        ViewPort    0 0
    EndSubsection
and you can cycle through them without restarting X with [CTRL]-[ALT]-[+] and [CTRL]-[ALT]-[-].
 
  


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