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Old 07-21-2009, 02:19 PM   #1
Registered: Sep 2003
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/etc/init.d/gdm restart - from logged in user


I need to restart gdm from a user that is logged into the GUI account. Meaning I have the command in a gnome-panel button:

sudo /etc/init.d/gdm restart

when I run this command the session logs out but never back in. Is there a way around this problem?

Last edited by waffe; 07-21-2009 at 02:56 PM.
Old 07-21-2009, 09:05 PM   #2
Registered: Aug 2003
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Wouldn't sufficiently "ending" the X-session take you back to gdm? I know my display manager (kdm) does when the session ends.

And I will have to ask the obligatory question of "why" since the user is already logged in, and can, at best, only relogin (maybe with different credentials) from gdm.


gdm, restart

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