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Restarting X fails occasionally

Postby AncientPC on Wed Mar 19, 2008 6:46 pm

About half the times I restart X (via ctrl+alt+backspace) I get an error prompt saying that the greeter crashed and it will try a different one. It never fully recovers and I get the same prompt repeatedly until I have to reboot. Any ideas on how to fix this? I haven't changed any X / xorg.conf settings and this is a clean install.
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Re: Restarting X fails occasionally

Postby grimdestripador on Thu Mar 20, 2008 2:49 am

instead of ctrl-alt,bckspace

try
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ctrl-alt-F1
<login>
<login pass>
sudo /etc/init.d/gdm restart
<login pass>
exit
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Re: Restarting X fails occasionally

Postby HappyFace on Fri Mar 21, 2008 3:22 pm

grimdestripador wrote:

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sudo /etc/init.d/gdm restart


Nice tip. Thanks.
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Re: Restarting X fails occasionally

Postby MagnusB on Sat Mar 22, 2008 4:23 am

I prefer a reboot over a restart of X, for several reason, these kinds of errors are among them ;)
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