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Old 08-12-2004, 05:57 PM   #1
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Restarting X without ctrl-alt-bksp or reboot


This has always upset me and I finallly found a solution to when X freezes and you can't ctrl-alt-backspace. All you need to do is ssh in from another machine, kill X and restart X using startx, -- no need to reboot --.

I have killed X before but it just leaves the screen foobar'd and I thought that all that there is left to do is reboot, however by issuing a startx everyhting is fixed and you can once again use your machine.

1) find the pid of your X server:
ps -e | grep X

2) kill X
su
kill -9 PID_FROM_ABOVE

3) restart X
startx &

Hope other poeple find this,
it took me 4-ever to figure this out.

cludwin
 
Old 08-12-2004, 07:10 PM   #2
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Or... "kill -9 $(pidof X)"
 
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Old 08-30-2004, 10:07 PM   #3
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or
killall X

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Old 07-13-2005, 11:22 AM   #4
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Hi folks,

FedoraCore3
KDE deskop

I'm searching around for 'restart X' without logout and relogin

[Ctrl]+[Alt]+[Back Space]
does not work here. It logout and I have to relogin

$ ps -e | grep X
5889 ? 00:00:12 X

su
# kill -9 5889
also logout

# killall X
also logout

$ kill -9 $5889
bash: kill: (889) - No such process
(It is strange here the number '5' missing)

Advice will be appreciated. TIA

B.R.
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Old 07-19-2005, 08:50 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by satimis
I'm searching around for 'restart X' without logout and relogin
There shouldn't be a way to do this. Think about it. Wouldn't it be a big security flaw if you didn't have to login when X started?
 
Old 07-19-2005, 09:30 PM   #6
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Hi WRSpithead,

Quote:
Wouldn't it be a big security flaw if you didn't have to login when X started?
X window (KDE desktop) is already running. Because I made some changes on a config file it required restarting X window to take effect.

IIRC on Redhat [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[Back Space] will do the job, without logout and relogin. But it did not work on my FC3 box.

B.R.
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Old 08-03-2005, 07:14 PM   #7
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Hi people..

Anyone tried Fedora Core 4 ?? There is no switching to text mode and back to graphical with Ctrl+Alt+F1 F7 etc.. can anyone help me
 
Old 08-04-2005, 05:51 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by _UnPrEdictAbLe_
Hi people..

Anyone tried Fedora Core 4 ?? There is no switching to text mode and back to graphical with Ctrl+Alt+F1 F7 etc.. can anyone help me
I reported this problem as a bug during FC4 testing, but was promptly told that it wasn't, but it still doesn't work properly.
 
Old 01-26-2008, 03:23 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by satimis View Post
I'm searching around for 'restart X' without logout and relogin
You can skip the logout part and login in a new parallell X session instead. A Howto for this on Ubuntu can be found here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=4211618

Hopefully you can use the same principles on your system.

Cheers!
 
Old 11-04-2010, 04:58 AM   #10
mmpsy
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Easier from console?

Quote:
Originally Posted by motin View Post
You can skip the logout part and login in a new parallell X session instead. A Howto for this on Ubuntu can be found here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=4211618

Hopefully you can use the same principles on your system.

Cheers!
Hi people,
I've had the same issue, and tried the top (kill X then restart it) in my ubuntu 10.04 w. KDE 4, and got the same problems - logged out etc. However I don't need to restart X that often, so now instead of loggin in to KDE in the first place I start with a plain console login and then start X - then the original solution seems to work, at least with GNOME.

Best, Michael.
 
  


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