How to restart KDE desktop

On some rare occasions I find that some parts of the KDE desktop might disappear, like the Start menu or Panel for example. Restarting the KDE desktop is easy in such situations.

  • Switch to a terminal or open the Run dialog (Ctrl + F2). Note that this command does not work from a virtual terminal like (Ctrl + Alt + 1).

  • If you are using KDE 4.x or Kubuntu 14.04, try: plasma-desktop

  • If you are using KDE 5.x or Kubuntu 16.04, try: plasmashell

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One thought on “How to restart KDE desktop

  1. Kubuntu 16.04
    from a terminal:
    $ plasmashell –version
    plasmashell 5.8.7

    from tty2:
    $ plasmashell
    QXcbConnection: Could not connect to display

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