I want to know this: How can I restart/refresh MATE without logout?
After a while without using my laptop my MATE desktop crashed, I only see dots or pixels ("…") everywhere (menu, app, etc) and I can’t see any text. I can see windows and buttons.
I fixed it with logout/login, but I want to keep all my apps open.
I found this solution How to restart MATE's graphical environment via SSH? but the logout is required for this solution.
Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS
Kernel Linux 4.4.0-79-generic x86_64
Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-4500U CPU @ 1.80GHz × 4
graphics card: Intel Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller