F18 - restart the X server

Reindl Harald h.reindl at thelounge.net
Tue Mar 5 11:49:44 UTC 2013

you do not need a complete xorg.conf on modern systems
that is what /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d exists for to specify
only what you really need different from autoconfig

[root at rh:/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d]$ ls
insgesamt 16K
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 319 2012-06-13 19:32 00-keyboard.conf
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  96 2011-07-06 16:00 01-nocaps.conf
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 147 2011-07-06 16:01 02-vnc.conf
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 125 2013-01-28 10:32 03-intel.conf
[root at rh:/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d]$ cat 00-keyboard.conf
# This file is autogenerated by system-setup-keyboard. Any
# modifications will be lost.

Section "InputClass"
 Identifier      "system-setup-keyboard"
 MatchIsKeyboard "on"
 Option          "XkbModel"      "pc105"
 Option          "XkbLayout"     "de"
 Option          "XkbVariant"    "nodeadkeys"
 Option          "XkbOptions"    "terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp,"

[root at rh:/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d]$ cat 01-nocaps.conf
Section "InputClass"
 Identifier  "Keyboard"
 Option      "XkbOptions" "ctrl:nocaps"

[root at rh:/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d]$ cat 02-vnc.conf
Section "Module"
 Load        "vnc"
Section "Screen"
 Identifier  "Screen0"
 Option      "passwordFile" "/root/.vnc/passwd"

[root at rh:/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d]$ cat 03-intel.conf
Section "Device"
 Identifier  "Videocard0"
 Option      "AccelMethod"   "sna"
 Option      "TearFree"      "true"

Am 05.03.2013 12:44, schrieb Kevin Wilson:
> Hi
> Thnks!
> 1)  the AltGR + SysRQ + K suggested in that link does not
> restart the X server; it does make some screen refresh for less then
> 1/10 of a second.
> 2) No xorg.conf under F18 : not /etc/X11/xorg.conf and not according
> to what locate shows.
> Any ideas? I miss that shortcut.
> On Tue, Mar 5, 2013 at 1:34 PM, Reindl Harald <h.reindl at thelounge.net> wrote:
>> Am 05.03.2013 12:32, schrieb Kevin Wilson:
>>> Hi,
>>> What is the shortcut for restarting the X server?
>>> In old fedora distros it was "alt + ctrl + left arrow".
>>> Now it does not work and there is no such shortcut in "System
>>> setting->keyboard->shortcuts"
>> http://www.webupd8.org/2009/04/ctrl-alt-backspace-disabled-in-most.html

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