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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gnome-tweak-tool instant logout [closed]

I just installed last Linux Mint today and putted Gnome on it. I installed gnome-tweak-tool but when I run it, it just displays itself for a second and log me out of the session... pretty weeird xD ...
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Ubuntu Touch - Locking Telegram

I have set up Telegram on my M10 tablet and it works a treat. The whole family use the tablet and I want to lock the Telegram account so only I can use it. Just like you can do when you use the ...
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System crashes at logout

I'm experiencing an issue with a fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04. Basically, everytime I try to logout the system crashes and I get this (I know, it looks stupid, but I couldn't screencap it as not even ...
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Netflix auto play - makes my user log off

I'm using 14.04. When I'm watching Netflix and it automatically goes to the next episode, my laptop logs off of my user account. So it goes to the screen that you have to enter your password when you'...
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Xubuntu 16.04 log out menu won't go away

Fresh install of Xubuntu 16.04 i386 on a Viewsonic VOT132 After a few minutes, the "Log out" box pops up on its own. Pressing escape will make it disappear, but it always pops right back up within a ...
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Log Out or Restart

If I install updates and get prompted to restart my computer, will it make a difference if I just logged out and then logged back in?
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Can't log out from tinywm on Xubuntu 16.04

Installed and changed my DE to tinywm. Now I got a blank screen with no cursor. Tried several times to open terminal but failed. Can anyone help me out? I just want to log in into Xubuntu session. Any ...
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Automatic logouts on startup 16.04

Just installed 16.04 two days ago and it is giving me some very annoying problems on start up. Every time Ubuntu starts, a logout is triggered by closing any window for the first time, either through ...
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Grive2 automatically sync (on logout)

So I found that grive2 can be used to synchronize my google drive files. I also found a nice way to automatically sync google drive when I login to Ubuntu (16.04) desktop: Startup Application ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Blackscreen on Logout after fresh Installation [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 16.04. Xenial Xerus and the first thing i did was logout. This is because before I reinstalled it (formatting everything) i got a Black Screen with several command lines when I ...
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mouse/cursor is disappearing after sleep

I've got a problem where my mouse cursor keeps disappearing when my session times out. I log back in and it's invisible, though I can still move it around the screen and click things. I'm in Lubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.4 keeps logging me out

I installed ubuntu 14.04.4 on my laptop last ight and it keeps logging me out. Its not my display setting i have it set to never turn the screen off. when it logs me out it closes all programs and ...
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As soon as I log in my computer logs me out again

I've been having some trouble trying to install virtualbox on my computer. While trying to install npm ass well the terminal recommended apt-get autoremove. This made me not able to log in again. Per ...
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abnormal logout debugging

I am getting some abnormal behaviour lately from my Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS Desktop machine. With no apparent reason or failure, all program close and I get logged out. I have also noticed lately a lot of ...
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Random and frequent log offs in Ubuntu 15.10

I am using Ubuntu 15.10. Of late, I am experiencing random log offs which is very frustrating. This log offs are random and mostly first log off occurs after some time but subsequent log offs are ...
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Logged out on resume from sleep ubuntu 15.10

I use command sudo pm-suspend to put my laptop to sleep and when I resume from sleep my session logs out and saved session is lost. It does not happen every time but very often.
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logout isnt working [duplicate]

What is the command to log out using the terminal? my logout button isnt working. Im sure I can exit using sudo pkill lightdm is that the command, or is there something else? I’m using Ubuntu mate 15....
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Close terminal for multiple users [duplicate]

Let's suppose I run the terminal as <username>. Then I switch to root: su - root and then back to the <username>. So I was wondering if there's some option (or some other command) for ...
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Logout XFCE via Cron fails with “Could not get owner of name”

I am currently trying to make Xubuntu logout when the user is idle for 2 mins. However this doesn't work. I use the command xfce4-session-logout --logout which works perfectly from the command line, ...
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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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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 machine,...
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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 ... [ 22560....
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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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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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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! ...