Is there a keyboard shortcut to relaunch Gala ?

Asked by Christophe Bastin on 2012-11-12

I have some problems with my IDE (Pycharm) and Gala ans I need sometimes to relaunch it by hand.

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Tom Beckmann
Solved:
2012-11-12
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2012-11-12
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2012-11-12
Best Tom Beckmann (tombeckmann) said : #1

Generally, you can just press Ctrl+alt+f6, login and run "gala -d :0 --replace".
So it crashes when you open the ide?

Christophe Bastin (ozzmos) said : #2

Ok thanks !
 I knew ctrl+alt+f1 in Ubuntu but I didn't try this one.

When i do some auto-completion , Gala switches to another application. Gala seems to crash and relaunch immediatly.
But after two or three times like this, Gala stops completely.

Christophe Bastin (ozzmos) said : #3

Thanks Tom Beckmann, that solved my question.

Amir Nissim (amirnissim) said : #4

any fix for this bug?
gala crashes when hitting ctrl+space in pycharm:

Window manager warning: Window 0x32000ec (win15) sets an MWM hint indicating it isn't resizable, but sets min size 1 x 1 and max size 2147483647 x 2147483647; this doesn't make much sense.
Window manager warning: Window 0x32000ec (win15) sets an MWM hint indicating it isn't resizable, but sets min size 1 x 1 and max size 2147483647 x 2147483647; this doesn't make much sense.
Window manager warning: Window 0x32000ec (win15) sets an MWM hint indicating it isn't resizable, but sets min size 1 x 1 and max size 2147483647 x 2147483647; this doesn't make much sense.
Window manager warning: Log level 8: meta_window_unminimize: assertion `!window->override_redirect' failed
Window manager warning: meta_window_activate called by a pager with a 0 timestamp; the pager needs to be fixed.
Segmentation fault (core dumped)

Christophe Bastin (ozzmos) said : #5

@Amir Nissim

Which Java version do you have ?
For me this bug appears in Java 1.7 ( SUN or OpenJDK).
Consider switching to OpenJDK 1.6, for me it solved the problem.

Good luck !

Amir Nissim (amirnissim) said : #6

@Christophe Bastin

Thanks Christophe!
I downgraded to JDK 6u37 and that resolved the issue (was using 7u10).