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    Default How to restart X and kde properly?

    Hello folks!

    I have a simple question: how can i restart properly X and kde?

    Use case: I've update my system, with some X and kde. I don't want to restart, so i go to vt1, login as root, and type "init 3". X and kde shutted down. After i type "init 5" to get back everything.

    But if i logout vt1, X and kde are also gone. I know that's normal, but i want to start X and kde as they start on boot. It's the same with a normal account and "startx" or "startkde"

    Any help appreciated

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    Default Re: How to restart X and kde properly?

    A logout from your kde session, followed by a login, should be sufficient. However, you could try also doing CTRL-ALT-Backspace (I think that still works to kill the X-server). I would do that after logout and before login.

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    Default Re: How to restart X and kde properly?

    Hi
    It's ctrl+alt+<press backspace twice> these days or if you press ctrl+alt+F1 and login as root user;
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    init 3
    init 5 && exit
    Or if you just do the init 5, you need to press ctrl+alt+F7 to get back to the GUI (sometimes F8), but you still have a root login active, so you do need to ensure you exit.
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    Default Re: How to restart X and kde properly?

    Also depending on your /etc/inittab config there are additional VT's running(F1 through F6), F10 shows kernel messages, again press ctrl+alt+F7 to get back to your GUI.
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    Default Re: How to restart X and kde properly?

    On 2011-02-10 22:36, pasja wrote:
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    > Hello folks!
    >
    > I have a simple question: how can i restart properly X and kde?
    >
    > Use case: I've update my system, with some X and kde. I don't want to
    > restart, so i go to vt1, login as root, and type "init 3". X and kde
    > shutted down. After i type "init 5" to get back everything.


    Correct.

    > But if i logout vt1, X and kde are also gone.


    Are you sure? Did you type ctrl-altF7 or F8? What do you see there?

    > It's the same with a
    > normal account and "startx" or "startkde"


    No.

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    Default Re: How to restart X and kde properly?

    On 02/10/2011 10:36 PM, pasja wrote:
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    > i want to start X and kde as they start on boot.


    i see the other answers but: if you don't wanna use the CLI, just
    right click the desktop, pick "Leave", then pick "Logout", soon X and
    KDE will shutdown and you will be given a log in screen....log in as
    yourself and you have what you want..

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    Default Re: How to restart X and kde properly?

    @malcolmlewis: Thanks for your quick and accurate reply! Now I understand the difference between exit and logout.

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