How do I restart KDM?

Alex Schuster wonko at
Fri Feb 18 16:42:52 GMT 2011

Duncan writes:

> Meanwhile, I've read various hints about getting C-A-BS to work again,
> but like the above, they've always come at inconvenient times (as might
> be expected for something that aborts the entire graphical desktop and
> anything running in it... pretty much /any/ time is inconvenient,
> especially when the browser one usually uses to read such things works
> in that graphical environment and there's usually other things going at
> the same time that I don't want to terminate...), and I need the feature
> seldom enough it has always remained on the back burner...

What about starting another X server? Something like:
  XSESSION=openbox(?) startx -- :1

- your KDE session stays alive
- you can check if this is a KDE-only issue, or generally happens with X

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