[mythtv-users] Softbooting the box

Kevin Kuphal kuphal at dls.net
Wed Nov 21 14:37:53 UTC 2007

On Nov 21, 2007 7:07 AM, lanas <lanas at securenet.net> wrote:

> Folks,
>  When doing some 'work' on the box it is common to first terminate
> mythfrontend but also sometimes to terminate the backend, and then to
> access remotely the filesystem for whatever purposes. When the work is
> done, I once tried to simply restart the backend process - which it did
> - but ran into problems with the frontend.  So I had to reboot to get a
> clean system.
>  Is there a way to softboot the whole system (eg. some kind of 'kill
> -HUP') instead of rebooting the box.

init 3 (switches to single user mode)
init 5 (switches to graphical mode)

If you have your auto login set up correctly, this should restart X and put
the UI back in place.

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