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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Can't Log Out of Ubuntu When Steam is Running

I'm running into a problem where I cannot log out of Ubuntu if I try to do so when Steam is running. If I try to log out with Steam running, Steam will exit, but I will stay logged in. If I try to log ...
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How to come out of root user?

I just gained root access following steps from the http://www.wikihow.com/Become-Root-in-Ubuntu. My prompt get changed from $ to # sign, indicating I have root access. Now I have come out or log out ...
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Logout takes too long: how to find the reason?

Logging out the session (not on shutdown) takes too long: more than 3 minutes on my netbook. On the process CPU isn't working, seems just waiting. No difference using indicator menu, shortcut key, or ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 hangs with log out

My Ubuntu 14.04 has started hanging when I try to log out. I takes at least 3 minutes before it finally will log out. Then the User name (I only have one) will be blank whereas before it was filled ...
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Unable to switch users without logging out in Ubuntu 14.04

I have two user accounts, one for me and one for my daughter. We used to go to the button in the upper right corner of the desktop screen and click on another user. Usually it works. Now if I do that, ...
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Is there a way to save exactly what windows are open?

I wont to be able to log out and log in and my windows will be there with all my stuff open. I was thinking its gotta be something to do with .xsessions but I don't know very well. Im using dwm so I ...
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Black command screen after logout

When I log out of my account in Ubuntu , there is a black command screen where there are different commands with [OK] written after them and the last command is "stopping V run level compatibility" ...
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Kubuntu doesn't show logout or shut down or restart prompt dialog?

My main installation is Kubuntu. Then, recently I installed several others DEs like Gnome-flashback, Unity, GNOME 3, and XFCE. At the beginning, everything is okay. But now, I've got a little ...
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Xfce4 keybinding and logout randomly not working since Ubuntu 14.04

I upgraded my ubuntu installation from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS a few weeks ago. Everything works fine except Xfce4. Since the update, I'm sometimes unable to use my custom keybindings (like alt-F1 in ...
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How to troubleshoot logout not working?

I'm on Trusty and I have been having this annoying problem with logout since 13.x release. It always works hit or miss when I try to logout from the Log Out menu. When it doesn't work, nothing happens ...
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Lubuntu 14.04 shutdown - Firefox not exiting properly at logout/shutdown

Having a little past experience with Linux I recently decided to install Lubuntu 14.04 LTS to try and get away from windows and got most everything working except one thing so far... I have set ...
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can not logout Ubuntu

I can not log out. It does not do anything or the system hang when I click on log out. I use Ubuntu 13.10. I have to restart the computer every time I need log out. Are there any place to check the ...
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gnome-session-quit to logout does not work when run as root with sudo

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 and user name is pandya. pandya@pandya-desktop:~$ gnome-session-quit When above command run without being sudo (sudo su) in terminal, it successfully logs out. But ...
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ubuntu 14.04 Extremely slow login AFTER logout

I have just clean-installed ubuntu 14.04 + gnome 3.10 (the system is 32 bits since my laptop is just a HP G72 with 3GB of ram). I've also moved back some users data (.thunderbird, some docs, music and ...
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How do I stop a daemon when the user logs out?

I wrote a daemon in C++ which is automatically started on login using a bash script placed in /etc/profile.d/ while running the install section of my makefile. The problem is that when I log out and ...
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Can't shutdown and logout from top panel in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04. Shutdown and logout from the top panel are not working. They worked fine when installing the OS, but a few days back I installed fglrx drivers for my ATI graphics ...
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What is the modern replacement for PostSession from the gnome desktop manager?

/etc/gdm/PreSession and /etc/gdm/PostSession were used in gnome's DE to allow scripts to respectively run after the user session began and before the user session ended. If I'm correct, what is ...
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black screen / low graphics mode on logout

If log out from session, get black screen and the "low graphics mode" dialog, sometimes with cursor, sometimes without. 14.04 with latest fglrx. Dual head Pavillion dv6-6051er. ONLY when log out. ...
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Can not logout correctly since upgrade to 14.04

After I upgrade to 14.04, I cannot logout correctly, the system will hang on in black screen(while the cursor is still visible), and I have to run killall -u $USERNAME to get back to lightdm ...
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Firefox not closed properly when loging out

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 beta2 and out of 25 tries either logging out, shutting down or restarting, my session didn't close Firefox properly 23 times when exiting. The result is the Firefox tabs ...
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How to get Lubuntu to forget wifi connection when new user logs in

My wifi works fine on my Lubuntu system, but is there a way to make it forget the wifi login credentials after a user logs out? I need other users to sign in with their own (web authorization page-) ...
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Problem after logging out the sytsem in Ubuntu 10.04

I have Ubuntu 10.04 installed on my system. 2 users are there me ,hduser(i.e., hadoop). now when i logout of any user the system goes blank. A black screen appears with nothing written on it?After ...
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After Install Cinnamon 2.0, logout of Ubuntu 13.10 is very slow

After the install of Cinnamon 2.0, logging out of Ubuntu 13.10 is very slow and takes a long time. It almost seems like it freezes the system but I was patient enough to wait and it did log out but ...
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Can't log out/restart/shutdown via Top menu bar

When I click on Log Out, Restart or Shutdown nothing happens, but I can suspend computer. What's wrong? I'm using Ubuntu 13.10.
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onscreen messages prior to boot up and after logout 12.04

I have Ubuntu 12.04 dual booting on an XP netbook. Just before booting I get the following message - Try(hd0,0):NTFS5: error:"prefix" is not set - On logging out, when screen goes black I get (a ...
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How to find the login and log out time of every users in in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu LTSP i want to find the login and logout time of all users in ubuntu like.. Username1 date login_time logout_time Username2 date login_time logout_time Username3 date login_time ...
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Clicking on “Shut Down” system is displaying “Lock” and “Log Out” button

My OS is Ubuntu 13.10 (32 bit) Problem Description: Clicking on Shut Down from the ubuntu top panel , system is displaying Lock and Log Out button. Even both the buttons (i.e. Lock and Log Out) are ...
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LIbreoffice logs me out

Each time that I start Libreoffice it logs me out of my current session. I am completely new to figuring these things out so any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance. xsession errors : Script ...
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How to add the shutdown options to the unity

How to add the options: shutdown reboot logout Suspend Hibernate Lock Screen to the unity dash as shown in the picture below.
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How do I get my system/ applications to start normally, and switch between OS's?

When I go through the normal steps to switch between my OS's, Ubuntu automatically starts up, when before I had the option of choosing my OS(Windows 7 / Ubuntu) when I started my computer up. I press ...
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Launch Logoff Screen Using Terminal On Lubuntu 13.10

How can I open the logoff screen from my terminal instead of clicking the logoff button? This is on Lubuntu 13.10. Screenshot of the logoff screen: http://i.stack.imgur.com/JBton.png
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Log Out problem after upgrading from 13.04 to 13.10

After I've upgraded from Ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10, I can no longer use the Session Indicator "Log Out..." menu. As soon as I click on it, the screen goes blank with no mouse or keyboard input, so I ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Automatically Logs Out When I Open Facebook

Every Time I open Facebook.com in Mozilla or Chromium my Ubuntu logs Out automatically Sort of crashes, the display goes white. but all other sites are working.
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Broken pipe and other messages at logout and shutdown

Desktop system with 12.04 LTS 32-bit installed from USB, all updates applied. No other OS on system. Everything seems to work fine, but system will be used in a literacy center where anything unusual ...
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What logfile contains time of startup and shutdown? [duplicate]

I would like to analyze my PC usage and therefore have a list of when I shut down my laptop or alternatively when I logged out from my account in the last month. Is there any logfile containing this ...
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Add logout button to lockscreen in 12.04

How can I add the "Log Out" button (that lets users log out other users after a certain timeout) to the lock-screen in Ubuntu 12.04? I know it was possible in 10.04, but I can't seem to find the ...
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flickering dashes upon boot and then logged out AND possibly xorg.conf

Recently, upon booting Ubuntu 12.04, I'll see flickering dashes at the top of the screen and then as soon as I try to use an application, Ubuntu will log me out. Upon logging myself back in everything ...
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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 ...
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Xubuntu 13.10: No hibernate button on logout dialog

I've just installed Xubuntu 13.10. There is no "hibernate" button, only the "suspend" button. How can I activate it? I had installed Lubuntu 13.10 before, and the button was there and it did a correct ...
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how to discard saved session on Xubuntu

I installed Xubuntu and used one of shutdown functions when shutdown it. It looks as follow image: I leaved tick and now I always login at this session. But I want to leave this session and login ...
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login screen not displayed after logout

I'm running Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 and I'm having the following problem. After booting my computer, gdm displays as expected and I can choose which account to log in to. However, if I then log out, I do ...
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Problem with shutdown/restart option

Whenever I try to shutdown/restart from the system tab, I am given the option to log out or lock and pressing them does nothing. shutting down from the terminal works fine using commands like ...
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Logout suspends after installation of Nvidia Graphic Driver in 13.10

I'm a Desktop User. I have installed Nvidia Graphic Driver [GeForce GT 520] from Software & Updates > Additional Drivers. I did a reboot and logged in again when installation was finished. I ...
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Session logsoff automatically when using XRDP

I have installed xrdp and setup a thin client as my remote system using the information from this AskUbuntu post. When I log in from the remote system, user gets logged in and I can do my work. But ...
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Log out or Shutdown using Unity

I want to log out, restart, shutdown, or what else with Unity, pressing "Super" and typing "log out" or something. Is it possible?
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Customize XFCE logout-menu

Given: Working on a computer running XFCE 4.10. To complete the work, I use the "Logout" menu. Objective: To perform some additional command, when you press any button in this menu and, if possible, ...
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how to logout from terminal in 13.10? [duplicate]

I have seen some previous post about logout from terminal but those were for old versions. I didnt find the way for logout in Ubuntu 13.10 from terminal. How can I logout from terminal in Ubuntu ...
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How to force logout after a time limit? [duplicate]

I work in a library and I need to set a time limit for the user, like 20 minutes, and when the time is over the user is forced to logout. Is possible to do that?
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Session User login problem, when I wake-up my Laptop from suspend

After I upgraded to 13.10, there are many few problem about login when I wake-up from suspend, after I have done the other activity. Illustration: When I wake-up from suspend in my laptop and I login ...
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logout of CLI & reenter GUI

My video drivers are currently still in beta, so every now and then, the desktop environment malfunctions especially when (dis)connecting a second monitor. Thankfully, there is a way to restart the ...