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What is the equivalent of /etc/init.d/gdm resart in Fedora? What is the proper way to restart X11 and the desktop manager.

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You can enable CTRL + ALT + BACKSPACE to restart X11 like (if that isn't already turned on):

  1. Open the Keyboard Preferences dialog either by choosing System > Preferences > Keyboard from the Fedora Main Menu or by running the following command from a terminal:


  2. In the Keyboard Preferences dialog, choose the Layouts tab (labeled 1 in the screenshot below) and press the Layout Options button (labeled 2 in the screenshot below) to bring up the Keyboard Layout Options dialog.

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  3. In the Keyboard Layout Options dialog, unfold the tree item “Key sequence to kill the X server” (labeled 3 in the screenshot below), and mark the checkbox “Control + Alt + Backspace” (labeled 4 in the screenshot below)

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No thanks; The blog post is down so this doesn't help at all. – Martin Bories Sep 29 '13 at 9:40
I added the information from that blogpost. – wullxz Oct 1 '13 at 21:58

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