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Old 10-01-2000, 06:58 AM   #1
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How do you restart X without restarting Linux?

Also, I've tried to redo my X configuration because my mouse just stopped working (it was working during installation, but not when I "tested X Configuration"). Right now, I'm using Red Hat v6.2. XF86Setup, Xconfigurator, say "command not found".

Old 10-03-2000, 08:10 PM   #2
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If you boot right into X then just press ctrl-alt-backspace. If you do not boot right into X then just log out of X and then log back in Some windows managers even have a restart option.
Old 10-03-2000, 08:31 PM   #3
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Xconfigurator is typically located in /usr/X11R6/bin/ so you might want to cd to that directory and type "./Xconfigurator" making sure you capitalize the X (obviously type it without the quotes). =) Also, as for your mouse situation, do you have a serial mouse or a PS/2 mouse? You may want to make sure that the file /dev/mouse exists and is pointing to either:
a) /dev/psaux <-- if you have a PS/2 mouse
b) /dev/ttyS# <-- if you have a serial mouse where the # is either 0,1,2,3 depending on which com port your mouse is on.
(0 is com1, 1 is com2, etc..)

To make /dev/mouse point to either of the above use the command "ln -s /dev/??? /dev/mouse" where the ??? is either a) or b) above.
Old 01-12-2001, 12:13 PM   #4
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black screen when loggin out

Whenever I logout of xwindows, my screen goes black and stays that way. if I type shutdown -h now .. it seems to shutdown, but i can't be sure. It seems that I can still work in text based mode, but I can't see what Im doing. What could be causing this and how do I go about fixing it?

-- Yank_


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