View Full Version : [ubuntu] How to restart X-server? I try everything...
March 3rd, 2010, 03:22 PM
I've a work which involves a lot of editing xorg.conf, so I wish to be able to apply my confs as quick as possible. But I can't restart X in my ubuntu :(. I've try:
Of course everything under root ("su" command). But the server doesn't react at all T_T. Terminal also doesn't show any messages (like if a command was ran properly)
March 3rd, 2010, 03:27 PM
March 3rd, 2010, 03:37 PM
This is exactly the 3th point on my list... :(
March 3rd, 2010, 03:45 PM
Log in to tty1 (ctrl+alt+F1) and then run the command.
March 3rd, 2010, 04:26 PM
In keyboard setup you can enable the ctrl-alt-backspace command to restart x-server. Go to System > Preferences > Keyboard. Click on "Layouts" then at the bottom of the dialog click on "Layout Options". Scroll down until you see "Key sequence to kill the X server" and check the box.
Another way is to switch to a terminal with ctrl+alt+f1 then the following:
sudo service gdm restart && exit
That will restart X and close the terminal. Another method:
killall5 && exit
This will kill all programs that are running under your user id. It doesn't allow for a graceful closing of programs and cleanup so it should be avoided unless all other options fail.
March 8th, 2010, 06:31 PM
It works! :D Thanks.
March 8th, 2010, 06:33 PM
You could also go to system > preferences > keyboard (or keyboard layout can't remember) and then go to layout and reactivate "shortcut to kill the X server" which is ctrl+alt+backspace, I find that more convenient personally.
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