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Old 05-14-2004, 11:47 PM   #1
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Restart X Server (Redhat 9)

I'm trying to change my screen resolution, but it tells me to logout and restart the X server. The logout I understand, but how do I restart the X server? I've tried restarting the computer, but it has no effect.
Old 05-15-2004, 01:58 AM   #2
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By logging out you should be restarting the X server automatically.
Old 05-15-2004, 03:44 AM   #3
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The hard way:

You can also hit <ctrl><alt><F1> and exit to a terminal. Login as root if necessary. Then run 'ps -A'

Look for your login program, typically gdm or kdm, type 'kill ####' (the process number you got from the ps command).

At the very least, this should reset gdm/kdm, but it might kill them outright. If it does, type 'kdm' or 'gdm' to start them back up. You should be good to go at that point.

An easier way is to logout, then hit <ctrl><alt><backspace> This should restart your X session.
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..or open a terminal window and "su" to root. Type "telinit 3" and it'll kill you down to a login prompt. Log in as root and type "telinit 5" and you'll be back in GUI land again. Ahh, the possibilities.....


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