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linux:cinnamon_restart [2017/12/13 17:34] (current)
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 +====== Restart Cinnamon ======
 +Sometimes the Cinnamon desktop may freeze, and the mouse and keyboard will not be available. The only way to revert this is often a hard reboot, which is undesirable. There is a way to restart Cinnamon from the TTY, as follows.
  
 +Press Ctrl+Alt+F6 to bring up the TTY6 screen.
 +Log in.
 +When the shell prompt appears, enter the following:
 +<code console>
 +killall -9 cinnamon
 +export DISPLAY=:0; cinnamon --replace &
 +</​code>​
 +
 +After this is done, press Ctrl+Alt+F8 to return to the X session. Cinnamon will have restarted, and will likely prompt to attempt a repair. It is safe to do so, as it will restore the Cinnamon desktop without having to close any open programs or cause you to lose any unsaved work.
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