I'm trying minimize my number of reboots (it's a desktop Linux workstation), and I've found some nice tools that can reload the kernel without reboot: Oracle ksplice, SUSE kGraft and RedHat kpatch.

But I was not able to find similar tool to reload X.org without logout and login again when driver update is out.

Can someone help me?

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    Would xpra meet your needs?
    – StrongBad
    Dec 23, 2014 at 1:23
  • @StrongBad Thank you for you suggestion: I was about to tag my question as forever-alone. But as I can see, xpra still relies on my X.org, so if new drivers are out, I'll need to restart it. Anyway, thank you! :) Dec 23, 2014 at 11:58
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    But you should be able to start a new xserver, with patches, on a new display and then detach your applications from the old xserver and reattach them to the new xserver. I have never used xpra, so I don't know for sure.
    – StrongBad
    Dec 23, 2014 at 17:18


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