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    How to restart X server

    Does any one know how to restart X server? I was changing some system settings in Linux and i was trying to set the display resolution to 85hz and when i select save button it comes with pop us "restart x server" to save the changes. What does that mean "restart x server"?

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    Re: How to restart X server

    The X server is usually started from the X Display Manager program xdm(1) or a similar display manager program. If you're already in X and want to restart hit CTRL+ATL+BACKSPACE. This utility is run from the system boot ...

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    Re: How to restart X server

    To restart X server use the following command :
    Code:
    - killall -TERM Xsgi
    - hold down the left-Control, left-Shift, F12 and keypad slash keys
    - /usr/gfx/stopgfx; /usr/gfx/startgfx
    - reboot

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    Re: How to restart X server

    CTRL+ALT+BACKSPACE should do the trick or You can logout, and log back in, should do it, as it should drop you to GDM and restart X11 in the process - other option would be to reboot entirely.

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