The process of logging out or logging off when computer access is no longer needed. Tag should only be used on questions about log out or log off problems in official Ubuntu variants.

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14.04 LTS Log off when switching Applications

When I Click on an application in the Launcher to either launch it or switch the launcher disappears, along with the Menu bar, and then i get the log in screen. This Started only recently and i feel ...
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Ubuntu logs off, during video playback

I am using Ubuntu 15.10 on a Dell 7537. My system logs off, and goes into login screen when I play videos. As I usually play video with VLC player, I guessed this might be a bug related to VLC but ...
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How do I log out of askubuntu.com? [migrated]

How do I log out of askubuntu.com ? I'm on a shared machine login/user and I don't want to blow away all the cookies in the browser.
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Play logout sound when Gnome session ends

I want to know a way by which I can run a script, which would play a logout sound, just before Gnome session ends. By Gnome session ends I mean when I click Logout, Restart or Shutdown I am using ...
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Cannot login after running startx and rebooting

Yesterday I tested startx, and in user root(admin) I went to x-window system. After this I shutdown Linux by power off virtual machine vmware button. Today, when I turn on Linux in the virtual ...
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Why is there an additional desktop screen on logout?

Using Kubuntu 15.10, upon logout when Kubuntu-Desktop disappears there remains all the contents icons from the Desktop Folder (widget?) on an blank Unity magenta-colored background. Then it finishes ...
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How can I run a local command (to run a script) on (just before) log out of a Unity session?

At the risk of posting a duplicate question: How can I run a local script (as the current user) when I log out? I read (and tried) among others: This one (Marton's version), which did perfectly ...
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ubuntu 15.10 (automatic logout killing every job)

I recently upgraded from 14.04 to 15.10. The system randomly logs out, killing every job I have running. Is there a solution for this? How/where can I best look for the reason for this (which log ...
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Lockup on logout or shutdown

just installed Ubuntu, looks good and can share things from MS windows partitions OK. However, get stuck when I try to logout (2 users setup) or shutdown. Can still get in remotely from another ...
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Vlc continues playing after log out

After I logged out from my account, all my apps were closed except vlc. It began playing and I can't close it because the vlc icon has disappeared from the top menu and launcher, but I can see it in ...
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Log out, Restart and Shutdown Problem

After pressing the shutdown graphical desktop remains, but nothing works. Using Alt+Ctrl+F1, I login to tty1 and use: sudo shutdown -h now Though it takes some time to complete sometimes. P.S. My ...
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Can not Restart, Shutdown, or Logout

So I have had this problem since installation, first time noticed it when it prompted me to reboot the system, and I clicked yes. Then and every time I attempt to reboot, logout, or shut down - it's ...
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Unexpected logout while working in IntelliJ IDEA

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Until that day everything had been working fine. But today I've got an error. Every time I started Idea (14.04) it was working for a some period of time and then unexpected ...
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Ubuntu auto-logout

I wanted to disable the window preview for multiple windows under same application. I opened unity tweak tool and clicked disable. Ubuntu froze for a while and logged me out automatically. Then I ...
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Kubuntu 14.04 keeps logging me out randomly

I'm on Kubuntu 14.04 and since today it randomly happens that I get logged out after a few minutes. When I login again everything has been closed, obviously - really annoying. I've searched a bit and ...
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Unexpected Logout on Ubuntu 14.04 (or is it X crash?)

maybe once a day it happens. It is an unexpected log out. Not sure where to find the error, or what to look for. Is there a power buttton problem? this is the content of Xorg.0.log.old ... [ ...
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Run script when logout/login wih unity in ubuntu 15.04

I don't know how to run automatically a script when I logout/login in Unity with ubuntu 15.04. Thanks in advance!
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Maxium Resolution resets to 1024x768 after logout [duplicate]

The Display Settings maximum resolution started at 1024x768(4:3) I tried to use xrandr like so: >>xrandr Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1024 x 768, maximum 8192 x 8192 DVI-I-1 connected ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS logs out when changing screen resolution

I have this problem that every time I change the resolution of my screen, ubuntu logout. It start with a game and I thougth that was the problem butn then I change the resolution manually in the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 logs user out at random intervals

I recently did and update and dist upgrade. I am getting logged out at indeterminable moments (not very frequently, however). I cannot find any information on this bug. I am using Ubuntu at work and ...
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Schedule command during shutdown? [duplicate]

How do we execute a command such as it executes everytime one logs out or shutdowns or restarts the machine ? To be more specific, I want the autotrash to be executed at logout, or shutdown or ...
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Logging out of Lubuntu 14.04 causes screen to switch off

The screen doesn't exactly switch off, it goes very dark, almost black. I can sort of see high contrast shapes but can't make out any words. It isn't until a while after starting up that I have the ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 logout delays long time

I've just upgraded Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.04 but now it has a problem when I logout. My computer delays (or freezes I don't know how to say) about one minute or more then logout. In the first shutdown or ...
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Lubuntu Logout Button Doesn't Work

I just installed the Lubuntu Desktop on top of my Ubuntu 14.04 install. I can login in to any Desktop Environment from the start-up fine but once I'm in Lubuntu my Menu << Logout button does ...
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XRDP Logout works on 12.04m fails on 14.04

I am using XRDP service to remote into several machines. A machine running 12.04, I can remote into, and when I complete work I can logout, and it logs out just fine. For a machine running 14.04, I ...
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logout current user from script

I would like to create a script that: run some commands execute sudo su - [some other username] after I exit from [some other username] -> logout Example: test.sh echo "test script" sudo su ...
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I keep randomly getting brought to the lock screen and disconnected (14.04)

My screen goes black for a few seconds and I get disconnected from the internet and asked to put my password in, this has happened twice now and I do not want to keep doing it. Any help would be ...
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Run command on logout, *before* encrypted home is unmounted

I'm running 14.04 LTS with an encrypted home directory. I've got a service (profile-sync-daemon) needs access to files in my home directory when it starts and stops, so needs to start after the ...
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Log Into Someone Else's Desktop from CLI

Is there a way to log out & log back in as another user or the same user, all from the command line? I have seen solutions that use killall or pkill, etc., to kill all processes running as the ...
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How to figure out the reason for automatic log-outs on Ubuntu Unity and GNOME 3?

My installation of Ubuntu 15.04 logs-out automatically on both Unity and GNOME 3, it doesn't do it on GNOME Fallback. Is the Xorg 0 log file the place I should go to in order to figure out the reason ...
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Shutdown just logging out [duplicate]

I have an older hp pavilion all in one pc and after upgrading to 15.04 whenever I tell the computer to shutdown while in unity (haven't tried other DEs) it goes to the login screen as if I'd only ...
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Sudden logout after upgrading to 15.04

My Ubuntu 15.04 is now suddenly logging me out, this began to happen after I upgraded to 15.04. I don't remember any new software install after the upgrade that might have caused this behavior.
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Suspend logging me out

I am having a problem recently that when I suspend my computer, upon waking it up after a while, it just logs me out and then prompts the main login screen. This closes all my running programs from ...
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Can't Log Out from Lubuntu 15.4

The log out/shut down button is not responding to clicks. Tried: gnome-session-quitand got: ** (gnome-session-quit:1782): WARNING **: Failed to call logout: The name org.gnome.SessionManager was ...
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How to run a script at logout [duplicate]

I want to run a script when I log out through unity. I read something about lightdm but I don't really know what it is and the config file didn't exist. The config file mentioned here doesn't exist! ...
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Ubuntu (14.04) suddenly logout

My ubuntu is suddenly logging me out. I don't know what I can make. Someone has some tips on how to debug this behavior? Which files I need to check? Here is the output from this command: cat ...
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Ubuntu logs me out

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed, until now everything was going well, two hours ago, I received a notice from the Update Center and I accepted. An hour later (an hour ago), I went to turn on the hot ...
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Strange logout issues on clicking icons in the launcher

I have a fresh install of 14.04.2 and whenever I open more than one window of a program (for example, two windows of chrome, or nautilus), and click the icon on the unity launcher, the system shuts ...
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Computer logs out while I lock screen

Recently, my laptop is behaving strangely sometimes. It doesn't usually does this but lately it frequently does. The problem is that whenever I lock the screen, the computer logs out and closes all ...
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Random and sudden logging out from my user session

I've an issue with ubuntu 14.10 and 15.04. I'm logged out from my user session randomly and suddenly. Here are some log information: kern.log first logout: May 3 16:34:59 rm-work kernel: ...
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How to keep Kubuntu from automaticaly logging out after a period of idle

I can find no way to disable auto logout after a period of idle in system settings. How does one disable this feature?
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ubuntu 14.04 logs out randomly

After installing new graphic card (Radeon HD 3450) Ubuntu 14.04 keeps logging out randomly, for example it logs out when I use the command : unity --replace && setsid unity I tried installing ...
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Unable to shutdown, restart or logout

I am unable to shutdown, restart or logout from my ubuntu 14.04 machine. The screen goes blank, but the system hangs, then the fan begins to run fast. I have to turnoff the laptop by pressing and ...
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Clicking Shutdown/Restart shows Log Out dialog

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit. When I click on shutdown or restart from the top right menu, the Log Out dialog is displayed. Also if I click on log out or lock button in that dialog or click on ...
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How to run logout with cron?

I'm creating something to allow me to set limits for time spent per user session: I've created a cron job: */120 * * * 1,2,3,4,5 /path/to/command */180 * * * 0,6 /path/to/command and I want to run ...
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Go back to Unity 7 from Unity 8 [duplicate]

Despite the warnings which stated that Unity 8 is still unstable I wanted to give it a try. I installed it through bash, logged out and while logging in I've changed envirnoment to Unity 8. Now I ...
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keeping terminals open (with previous path) and applications in Ubuntu unity

I find particularly useful on laptops to keep open (gnome-)terminals (and eventually other applications) when logging out / turning off; I think this was the default in some older Xubuntu version I ...
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Default login after logout

I can set the default login that's used when I first start my system -- in fact, the installation procedure specifically allows for setting the startup to log in automatically. But is there a way to ...
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Randomly getting logged out from admin session (Ubuntu)

I recently switched over from Windows to Ubuntu and I've been trying to learn some bash scripting. I came across the ctrl+alt+F2 command and, curious as we humans are, I clicked the combination ...
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Unity CTRL + ALT + DEL set default value to 'Lock'

When I press CTRL + ALT + DEL I get a dialog with two buttons: Log-out and Lock. I spent a significant portion of my time working on Windows workstations, and the default there is Lock. It is a ...