Linux: How to Restart X11

By Xah Lee. Date: .

switch to a virtual terminal, by pressing 【Ctrl+Alt+F1】 [see Linux: How to use Virtual Console]

(if even that key doesn't work, try Alt+sysrq+r )


sudo service lightdm restart


press 【Ctrl+Alt+F7】 to go back to X11. [see Linux: How to use Virtual Console]

Linux Desktop

  1. Most Useful GUI Apps
  2. Set Default App
  3. Shell Commands for GUI Apps
  4. Image Viewers
  5. Music Players
  6. Move File to Trash by Command
  7. X11 Selection and Clipboard
  8. How to Switch to LXDE, Xfce
  9. LXDE Keyboard Shortcuts
  10. LXDE/Openbox, Change Keyboard Shortcuts
  11. LXDE Set Key Repeat Rate
  12. LXDE/OpenBox, Disable Mouse Scroll Wheel Hide Window
  13. Xfce Keyboard Shortcuts
  14. Xfce Good Themes
  15. xmonad Keybinding
  16. How to Restart X11
  17. Why Tiling Window Manager Sucks

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