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Fedora 17 Gnome3 restart X/gdm from command line on locked or frozen screen

I locked my Lenovo Fedora 17 and I was not able to bring back the login screen, no idea why.

Anyway, I hate to reboot linux powered devices, so the solution was :
from the old Slackware days : get a shell !

1. CTRL+ALT+F2 to get to the shell, login as the root
2, check the actual gdm service name like :

root@ivan.hi.inet:[Fri Mar 08 15:06:55][~]$ systemctl list-units | grep -i Display
prefdm.service            loaded active running       Display Manager

then restart it as

systemctl restart prefdm.service

and you will get back to the default X login screen 🙂

well make sure you have w3m installed , I uses it to search for the solution:
Resource links : [SOLVED] Restart GDM/X from command line

Cheers,

and Slackware4Life!

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