Restart Debian/Ubuntu Linux Gnome session without rebooting

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If you want to quickly restart X Windows on Ubuntu or any version of linux, all you have to do is hit this key combination quickly or use the command line option
Ctrl+Alt+Backspace

or

You can use the following command from your terminal

sudo /etc/init.d/gdm restart

Note: Make sure that you save your work before doing this

One thought on “Restart Debian/Ubuntu Linux Gnome session without rebooting

  1. Thanx, but on Ubuntu 9.04 it does restarts the PC, not only the session.

    Any other option on how to restart the session, or just restart the desktop.

    Thanx.

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