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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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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Randomly and suddently log out from my user session

I've an issue (with ubuntu 14.10 and 15.04). Randomly and suddently, I'm log out from my user session. Here are some log informations: 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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modify gnome's login/logout as user

After searching now for a while i finally ask here, i hope the question is not too easy googleable, but in case please just help me out. My problem is following: I want to modify my login/logout so ...
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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

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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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 ...
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Where is the “logout” option in the Applications menu of gnome shell? [duplicate]

Please take a look at this screenshot: I have been using this desktop for a week but till now I can not find where "logout" option is in the Applications menu. So my question is: (1) Is this gnome ...
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How do you run a script before log off?

I want to run a script before log off. The requirement is that the script must be allowed to finish before user processes are killed. I have tried setting session-cleanup-script in lightdm.conf. This ...
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how to track the shut-down and login ubuntu system? [duplicate]

I want to show at which time computer start and at which computer shut-down and which user are loge-in ,if any software or else any other way to know this things in terminal?
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14.04 Random Logouts

Relates to the unsolved question #166687 I also am using chrome when the screen goes black and I'm at the login screen. Everything I had open is now closed and my keyring was not unlocked at login.
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Is it possible to put the computer into sleep mode while logged out in 14.04?

I found this question, but that's tagged 12.04, and is unanswered, so i'm asking a new, more general, question. If the computer is either locked or logged out, is it possible to put it to sleep? The ...
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Signal called on user logout

I would like to ask what is the signal that is called when the user logs out? I have a Qt gui app that has handler for SIGTERM and SIGHUP signals. The app also has its own close event handler, so user ...
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How to suppress the Log Out confirmation dialog?

Ubuntu Unity Panel includes menu items Lock as well as Log Out. But when you click to Log Out", you see a dialog box asking if you'd like to Lock the screen or Log Out, which I find annoying. Opening ...
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Mysterious crashes/freezes in Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

I am using 64 bit Ubuntu 12.04 for last two years. Machine is slightly older 3 years or so. No hardware changes to machine - even using same mouse and keyboard. I keep service packs up to date. No ...
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User processes continue to run after logout

I have put the following code in my .profile ps cax | grep jackd > /dev/null if [ $? -eq 0 ]; then echo "Jack is aready running." fi if [ "$SESSION_TYPE" != "remote/ssh" ] && [ ...
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Logout takes too long

I'm using the greatful Ubuntu 14.10. Sadly logout takes about 1 minute and the cause is unknown, as I installed most of my apps shortly after installed Ubuntu. This slowdown happens since many days ...
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Can't log Out of Xubuntu

I install xubuntu-desktop in a fresh ubuntu 14.04 system. When I was using the xubuntu desktop environment, I click "logout" in the top panel and the following dialog appears But nothing happens ...
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Cannot logout of XRDP in XFCE4

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed and have managed to setup XRDP so I can remote desktop to it from Windows, everything works except that I cannot logout of a remote session, when I choose logout from the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Guest Account - Disable CTRL ALT DEL

I'm setting up a Ubuntu Linux install as a base for VMWare View. I have it set to auto login using the guest account. The guest account is perfect for this because when the machine restarts it ...
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How can I run a shell script on session end? [duplicate]

In a previous question, I found out how to shut down all instances of running VMs started through vagrant. I'd like to call that script when logging out of my Desktop Manager which is currently ...
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Run commands on system shutdown/reboot/logout [duplicate]

I would like to run certain aliases and simple commands when system shuts down or reboots or when I simply log out of system. This would help a lot as I usually forget about shutting down vagrant ( ...
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Need to force relogin after 30 minutes of idle time

I've rebuilt the guest computer in the hotel lobby, and we'd like to implement a 30-minute session timeout without cutting guest sessions short. Is there a way to have the computer log itself out of ...
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remotely log out of (graphical) gnome session

I have a (graphical) login session running on an office computer, and I'd like to log it out to save on a few computer resources. I can ssh to the office box, but when I try gnome-session-quit I get ...
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Add shutdown and restart options to logout confirmation dialog

I would like to have a more comprehensive dialog when I press CTRL+ALT+DEL. Instead of the classic I'd like to have suspend/reboot/shutdown options too. It was possible in my previous installation ...
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Ubuntu freezes on the login screen after i close my laptop lid Ubuntu 14.04

I experience a Bug where the login screen doesn't work correctly after I closed the laptop lid. When i open it again the login screen appears and I can move the cursor but I cannot click anything or ...
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xubuntu logs me out as soon I login, however I can login as guest

This happened after I rebooted after an update and I can't seem to figure out what is causing it. I've tried removing Xauthority with no success.
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Password required to logout?

Fresh install of Xubuntu 14.04.1 32 bit. When I try to restart or shut down I am asked for a password in order to proceed. However when I provide a password it is not accepted. Is there a setting ...
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Gnome 3.12 logout button gone from menu

Logout entry from gnome menu has disappeared all of a sudden. How can I get it back? I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 64Bit wit Gnome 3.12
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How to Kill and Alternate X session via cli

Can someone tell me how to remove dormant X sessions. This question is similar to Logging out other users from the command line, but more specific to controlling X displays which I find hard to kill. ...
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Ubuntu login history?

Multiple users have logged into my 14.04 desktop system. When I want to logout or lock my screen, the drop down menu shows a long list of many of the users who have logged in. I would really like to ...
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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 ...