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Old 12-17-2002, 10:32 PM   #1
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How Do I "Restart X Window System"?

Hey guys, I have no clue how to do this, as today is basically my first day ever using linux...Im really knowlodgable w. hardware and windows tho, but anyways...can someone tell me how to do this?

Thanks if anyone can hell me out...
Old 12-17-2002, 10:51 PM   #2
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It definitly depends on which X are you using,, maybe KDE or GNOME?
anyway everyone has a button to do it, just the same as windoz
Old 12-17-2002, 11:12 PM   #3
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Usual, easy way:
this will restart your X server, usually.

Old 12-17-2002, 11:14 PM   #4
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Whilst CTRL ALT BACKSPACE will restart your X server if X starts on boot (runlevel 5), a CTRL ALT BACKSPACE will drop you out of X and *won't* restart automagically if you use a text login rather than graphical (runlevel 3).

It's easy enough to restart X from text though - startx will sort you out.

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