resetting server without loosing clients?

Glynn Clements glynn at
Fri Feb 21 17:41:55 PST 2014

Steven Feil wrote:

> Is there a way to reset/restart the Xorg server without killing the
> programs that are clients of the server? 


> Or possibily, is
> there some a way will keep the clients alive (similar to nohup) and
> allow me to reattach them to the server once it is restarted?

You could use VNC, i.e. have the clients connect to Xvnc and have the
real X server run the VNC viewer (in full-screen mode) as its sole

The main downside is performance, as Xvnc uses software rendering and
cannot take delegate rendering to the video hardware.

Glynn Clements <glynn at>

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