How to start gdm without affecting the foreground applications

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shivaninov10
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How to start gdm without affecting the foreground applications

Postby shivaninov10 » Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:07 am

Hi Team,

This is Shivani , joined this forum today !

I am looking for a solution related to KDE. I have been surfing the net all these days but i have not got any solution for it. So am here finally.

Scenario explained :

We have few KDE related configuration files, like kwinrc, kwinrulesrc and some more that are available at /root/.kde/share/config/ . To customize the window behaviour and some workspace related changes we have these files modified and wanted the changes to happen during runtime . Like we have a folder of these files and running the script will copy all these config files to the /root/.kde/share/config/ , but changes doesnot take effect immediately. It works either by reboot or by restarting the gdm services manually , but problem is both these reboot and restart of the service causes the session to restart thereby killing the application or running processes.


what i need :

A way to have these changes take effect by itself without performing either of the above reboot or restart.

I want to understand whenever we do changes manually by going to the system settings, and click apply what services gets invoked ?

Please assist me on this!!

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MrEen
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Re: How to start gdm without affecting the foreground applications

Postby MrEen » Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:35 pm

Found at https://askubuntu.com/questions/481329/ ... out/652701 for something similar in I believe Plasma 4

Alt+F2 and running:

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kwin --replace


This reloads KDE's compositor.

For Plasma 5 it's kwin_x11 or kwin_wayland depending on the server running behind.

Hope that helps.


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