# Logging out from Ubuntu takes too long

When I first had only Unity as a desktop manager, I didn't need to log out so I'm not sure if this issue has been around before. I'm say so because It's important to know that I currently have Xfce 4.12 installed.

I'm still experimenting so I'm logging out\in a lot. When I logout, I see the following message:

* Starting LightDM Display Manager
* Stopping Send an Event to indicate plymouth is  up
* Starting startpar bridge for notification of upstart job start/stop
* Stopping startpar bridge for notification of upstart job start/stop
* Starting Mount network filesystems
* Stopping Mount network filesystems
* Starting startpar bridge for notification of upstart job start/stop
* Stopping startpar bridge for notification of upstart job start/stop


Would someone please: 1. Explain what does these messages mean ? 2. Why is logging out taking too much time ? 3. When I start Ubuntu, it take too much longer than what it would take to start Ubuntu on Virtualbox ! could this be related to these messages ?

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By logging out, do you mean Log Out or Shutdown? And how do you activate it: from the Action Buttons' panel plug-in or from the App Menu? – landroni Jan 24 '14 at 6:49
I mean Log out, when I'm using Xfce, I sometimes like to switch to Unity, so I logout from Xfce by clicking on my name (i.e. on the top panel) and chose to logout. – Muhammad Gelbana Jan 24 '14 at 6:52
Right, then this is the Action Buttons panel plug-in. Have you tried Applications Menu > Log Out? Do you see the same issue. – landroni Jan 24 '14 at 7:09
I removed Xfce after I asked this question. But for the sake of answering your comments, I installed xfce4 but only xfce4 this time. I logged in and did as you suggested Applications Menu > Log Out, the logout was WAY faster. I logged in again and tried the Action Buttons, but it was fast too !! I'm not sure what changed since I uninstalled xfce ! But I still need to understand what's going on here ? how can I investigate this issue if it happens again ? Why did you suggest using the Applications Menu > Log Out ? What aspect of linux should I read about to understand all of this ? – Muhammad Gelbana Jan 24 '14 at 10:04
By I only installed xfce4, I mean I didn't install xubuntu-desktop along with it. Last time I installed both, probably xubuntu-desktop alongside unity` causes some issues. – Muhammad Gelbana Jan 24 '14 at 10:10