Why are gdm commands for stop and restart missing from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 ?

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Issue

  • Why are gdm commands for stop and restart missing from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 ? These were present in  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 .

     /usr/sbin/gdm-restart
     /usr/sbin/gdm-safe-restart
     /usr/sbin/gdm-stop
    
  • What happened to the gdm stop/start commands and is there an alternate method for cleanly restarting gdm?

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

  • gdm

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