Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on May 30, 2006 09:25 AM
what is the command you use to restart kwin when alt-f2 works?
When I was able to open a shell while in X, I've tried "kwin &", "/etc/init.d/kwin" (there isn't an<nobr> <wbr></nobr>/etc/init.d/kwin) among others and none work. Taking a look at top when its showing parent process numbers, kwin runs from kdeinit. I don't recall if "kwin" or "kwin &" at the command line results in just an empty prompt, or an error message asking for which display...
Either way, I've been able to get a bash shell while in X, I've been able to get alt-f2 to work (at least for a short while), and I've been able to switch to a console using ctrl-alt-f3, f4, f2, etc. At the consoles, I wasn't sure on the command for which display to use, but what you posted looks like it will work, I'll print it out and keep it handy. What's the exact command to use if alt-f2 works, or if I can get a bash shell while in X? From what I recall, I couldn't get alt-f2 to work, but getting the bash shell was possible, at least as a separate tab to an already open shell.