Restarting KWin on Solus Linux 4.1, KDE Plasma 5

Case: The GUI on KDE Plasma 5 became unresponsive. Killing the process from KSysGuard starting it again usually does the trick, but how do you do that on Solus Linux?


  • Solus Linux 4.1
  • Solution is KDE version agnostic


  1. Kill kwin process
  2. Run krunner (Alt+F2, default)
  3. Type kwin_x11 --replace

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