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I am running a CentOS server. I made an SSH tunnel and used VNC to connect to my server. Then after I was done doing some 'things' I clicked logout from the gnome menu. Well I didn't actually leave, instead everything went away except for the background and the bash window. However I can't figure out what command will bring everything back. Even if I close the SSH and re-connect and re-VNC back in, everything is still the same.

How do I log back into gnome?

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If your server is configured to auto log-in and is connected to a monitor (i.e. a gnome session is started on boot), you could just reboot the server it from an SSH session. – jozzas May 3 '12 at 6:32
@jozzas Yes I have determined that rebooting the server works, but this is not a solution. There has got to be a command to 'log back in'. – ioSamurai May 3 '12 at 11:11

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