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Old 08-09-2004, 10:51 AM   #1
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I edited /etc/X11/XF86config --> How do I refresh it?


I recently made some additions to my /etc/X11/XF86config file and I want the system
to recognize the changes...how do i commit a refresh of the X-server to re-read the new
file??

thanks!

zepp
 
Old 08-09-2004, 11:04 AM   #2
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You need to restart your X server - log out and back in again or (as a more extreme version) rstart your computer.
 
Old 08-09-2004, 11:08 AM   #3
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Thanks XavierP....would another way work if i typed: ps -eaf |grep X
and the following came:

root 18599 0 10:40 ? 00:00:00 /usr/X11R6/bin/X :0 -auth /var/gdm/:0.Xauth vt7

could I refresh by:

kill -HUP 18600

or are the ONLY ways to restart the xserver done by logging out or rebooting?

thanks again...
 
Old 08-09-2004, 11:13 AM   #4
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Ctl+Alt+Backspace should kill X, then use startx to, erm, start X
 
Old 08-09-2004, 11:14 AM   #5
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i think u need to remove a file in /tmp of the name .X0-lock

i think this is the only file
u need to delete this file too

conform this also
regards

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