Applying changes to xorg.conf without restarting
I'm making use of Ubuntu 12.04 and also making some adjustments to
/etc/X11/xorg.conf. I currently require to reactivate X web server to use the adjustments, yet I do not intend to reactivate my equipment.
I recognize reactivating the display screen supervisor (eg. lightdm) will occasionally function, is this the most effective means to do it?
Try this from the command line:
sudo restart lightdm
sudo service lightdm restart
I am not exactly sure what will certainly take place if you are currently running X, yet it needs to reactivate it, so much better liquidate all windows first.
Constantly an excellent suggestion to maintain a duplicate of any kind of arrangement documents prior to you change it to make sure that you can conveniently restore it if something goes awry.
Logging out of the session will certainly create X to reactivate with the majority of present supervisors.
As recommended by somebody else, you can additionally attempt
sudo restart lightdm, nonetheless, relying on your display screen supervisor this could additionally be
sudo restart gdm or
sudo restart kdm (you made use of lightdm as an instance, so I'm thinking that is what you've obtained ; simply intended to cover all the bases).
Ctrl + Alt + Backspace as a person mentioned that this has actually been disabled in Ubuntu. Might benefit individuals on various distros that find this string.