kwin restart?

James Richard Tyrer tyrerj at
Fri Oct 1 18:05:29 BST 2004

Thomas Roth wrote:
> Hello list,
> is there a possiblity to restart the kde windowmanager, say from a 
> console, without logging out completely, that is without restarting the 
> X server?
> I'm running KDE 3.2 on SuSE Linux 9.1. Some weird program messed up my 
> screen, esp. the resolution. However another program (also started from 
> within KDE though not with nohup :-() was still running, and I did not 
> want to kill that one also. Old-fashioned window managers had some key 
> combination to restart, without restarting X.
> Maybe 'kwin --replace' could do the trick?

do what you need?

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