I want to restart my plasma desktop/shell without rebooting my machine and was looking for a way to do so. Is there some konsole command or something that would do just that?
So I think I found an answer. Modifing the KDE 4 command from humbug.in like so:
kbuildsycoca5 && kquitapp5 plasmashell && kstart5 plasmashell
plasmashell and start it in the background.
killall plasmashell plasmashell > /dev/null 2>&1 & disown
I'm having trouble with KDE right now. Sometimes it boots in a black screen, no nothing.
But if you type
ALT+F2 and open up a
konsole, you can see KDE is just running fine without
plasmashell in the process table, no need to kill it. In my case, just typing:
will solve the case.
Also, no need to tell it to go on background (or disown it), because it will do just that anyway. You can close the
konsole and it will keep running just fine.
In Debian 8 it's:
killall plasma-desktop && plasma-desktop