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Old 02-17-2006, 12:39 PM   #1
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KDE hangs, how to restart with SSH?

KDE has hung. How can I restart X using SSH? I can log in via SSH without a problem. Thanks

Old 02-17-2006, 12:41 PM   #2
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i'd guess that "killall xorg" would kill the GUI server, which should then start again on RedHat...
Old 02-17-2006, 04:14 PM   #3
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maybe you can also try

init 3 //set runlevel 3

wait for shutdown of the X-Server and restart it with

init 5

Old 02-17-2006, 04:23 PM   #4
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try Ctrl-Alt-Backspace

that will kill X, assuming that your keyboard hasn't been locked as well, thus negating the need for ssh

or ssh in, use top and see if anything is running not as it should and kill that

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