Debug GNOME Shell

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Debug Gnome Shell, or run it from the console, either for plugin development or troubleshooting.

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Switch to the console using Ctrl Alt F1 Type "w" to find your display (usually it's :0.0) Export your display (usually with export DISPLAY=:0.0) Restart gnome shell from the console by typing gnome-shell --replace Go back to your display using Ctrl Alt F7

This method is based, with permission, on an original protocol available here.