restarting X server

Joel Oliver joelol75 at
Mon Mar 30 21:10:06 UTC 2009

Willy Hamra wrote:
> ok, so with ctrl+alt+backspace disabled in Jaunty, how am i supposed
> to kill my X server if it acted up? there are many times when it's
> just unbearable, and my only option is to quickly kill it. i can log
> in on a TTY and restart kdm, but sometimes, even this becomes
> impossible.
It can be restarted another way... In a terminal:

sudo /etc/init.d/gdm restart

or substitute "kdm" if you use kdm of course.

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