Restarting Xserver from cli

Bart Silverstrim bsilver at
Thu Mar 19 02:34:17 UTC 2009

Ray Parrish wrote:
> Bart Silverstrim wrote:
>> David Curtis wrote:
>>> To me, removing C-A-B to limit this issue, is a sound decision.  
>> Not for people like me who have used Linux for many moons now, and when 
>> X locks up that is one of the first methods to regain some form of 
>> control...what's the alternative if you don't have another system to try 
>> SSH'ing into it and checking processes?
> Uh, CTRL-ALT-F1??? or F2, F3, etc... 8-) 

At the risk of repeating myself again...when it last crashed on me, 
changing terminals *didn't work*. I tried it. I had jitter lines and a 
clear cursor I could point around the digital vomit on the screen. So 
until control-alt-backspace is replaced with mouse gestures...

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