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restart plasma from virtual terminal

asked 2017-07-08 16:51:41 -0500

iimfine gravatar image

Using Fedora25 KDE, the plasma shell hangs up occasionally, preventing use of the mouse to change virtual desktops or access the menu. Is there a line command that I can use to restart or restore plasma shell functionality from a virtual terminal?

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answered 2017-07-09 06:11:13 -0500

masteroman gravatar image

Some recommend killing plasmashell process with:

killall plasmashell

and then starting it again with

kstart plasmashell

See if that works for you.

When it freezes, can you move mouse across the screen and switch between applications normally? I mean, Only shell locks up?

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Actually, I tried your remedy just to see if killing and restarting plasmashell would work..unfortunately, I received an "unable to connect" response. I ended up by terminating the session. Thanks anyway.

iimfine gravatar imageiimfine ( 2017-07-10 17:34:02 -0500 )edit

I found the solution! Your suggestion works. It just doesn't work from a virtual terminal. It does work from the alt-F2, run command line that shows at the top of the screen. Thanks for your help

iimfine gravatar imageiimfine ( 2017-07-21 15:04:37 -0500 )edit

You're welcome, glad it worked ;-)

masteroman gravatar imagemasteroman ( 2017-07-22 10:59:06 -0500 )edit

answered 2017-07-10 16:45:58 -0500

iimfine gravatar image

I can usually switch between open windows and have mouse functionality within the individual window, but I cant use the KDE menu or refresh the desktop. I can USUALLY use the keyboard to open a virtual terminal, but I can't use a konsole terminal on the desktop unless it is already opened. I haven't had a hang since I posted this question. I'll let you know how your suggestion works out. Thanks.

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