Restart cinnamon from command line

When cinnamon freezes up and needs to be restarted, you can restart it from Cinnamon itself or from a different terminal.

In Cinnamon

Press ALT+F2. Type in the letter r and press enter.

On the command line

To switch to another console terminal, press CTRL+ALT+F2.
On this terminal, type this command.

pkill -HUP -f "cinnamon --replace"

References

Weblinks

  1. User sim at askubuntu.com https://askubuntu.com/questions/143838/how-do-i-restart-cinnamon-from-the-tty/523436#523436
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