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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how can I shutdown from the command line using lightdm? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I restart /shutdown from a terminal? In gdm I could use os.system("gdm-control --reboot && openbox --exit") In a Python script. What would the ...
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How can I logout from the GUI using CLI?

I chose an Openbox DE at the time of login and the system took ages to load the DE. So I switched to CLI (Ctrl+Alt+F1) and rebooted my system (but I wanted to logout from the GUI and not restart the ...
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Why does Ubuntu keep logging me out?

I'm not sure what's going on, but Ubuntu keeps logging me out, each time I play long videos. Not just when i play them, but specifically, when I jump around the video 2-4 times, or when i move the ...
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Random Log outs

Sometimes, usually not long after resuming from suspend, the screen goes black, then purple, then brings me to the log in screen, where after logging in I have lost all my work as if I have been ...
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Changing The Log Out Sound

I would like to change the log out sound in Ubuntu 12.04. Is there a command for the terminal so this script can be edited?
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Why does my screen blank out for the duration of the Grub boot menu?

Upon booting, when I should see the GRUB menu, my monitor simply says: "No optimum mode. Recommended mode: 1600*1200". If I wait for a short while, Ubuntu starts to boot and it reaches the desktop. ...
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Chrome crashes Ubuntu

12.04. Soon after I start Google Chrome stable version, it crashes Ubuntu--whole system goes back to logout screen. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling google-chrome-stable, beta, and chromium. ...
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12.04 Freeze while logging in after logging out for once [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I do when Ubuntu freezes? I am using Ubuntu 12.04, here are my hardware specifications: Intel® Core™ i5 CPU M 450 @ 2.40GHz × 4, 1.9 GiB, 32 bit, 77.8 ...
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Run a script with user interaction on log out / shutdown?

I'd like to run a script on shut down, which interrupts the logout process and and pops up a window with zenity. My target is to get autofsck working with lightdm. It seems to work with 12.04 after ...
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Logout/Shutdown taking very long, how to find the problem?

Some months now, it's taking very long to logout/shutdown/reboot my ubuntu box. it doesn't happen with a fresh profile it still takes ages even when i close all running programs first (foreground ...
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How to stop my 12.04 randomly loging me out?

After upgrading from 11.10 to 12.04 I find I am randomly logged out while I am working. I have no idea why this is happening. Can anyone suggest why this is happening and perhaps a method to fix ...
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how to use a unity lens without a reboot/logout

How can I use a lens like the unity-news-lens without a reboot or logout?
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Ubuntu logs me out if I touch the screen

I just fixed it so it worked after suspension, and tried to enable multitouch. Now if I touch the screen at all, I'm sent back to the display manager and have to log in again. I've uninstalled EVERY ...
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Can't Logout in Ubuntu 12.04 x64 with Nvidia drivers

I know more people with this issue: After we upgraded to 12.04, we can't log out with Nvidia drivers enabled, I got a blank screen, sometimes with fuzzy words (like X server crash), and after some ...
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Gnome shell does not log out properly in Ubuntu 11.10

My problem is that when I log out from a gnome shell session I get a blank screen instead of the display manager. If I close the lid to suspend and then open it again, I get the display manager and I ...
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How to invoke the Shutdown dialog in Docky under Lubuntu 12.04

I want to create a button in Docky equivalent to the Shutdown button in LXpanel. I have found that I can create a .desktop file which runs lubuntu-logout and this does the trick. But when I try to ...
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“Shutdown” or “Restart” logs out

While logged in as a sudo user, click the right top power icon, then select and click Shutdown menu, it comes up with a dialog asking if I want to close all programs. The dialog has two options: ...
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Computer logout after closing the lid

I would like my computer to logout every time I close the lid. And by that I mean log out completely. Basically I want the startup applications to run every time I open the lid to my computer. ...
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Ubuntu LiveCD logged off

A few times the Ubuntu LiveCD logged me out (the logon screen prompted for a user/password) when I was using some applications and I had to restart the OS. Can anyone tell me de default ...
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What and where to search logs for discover the reason of a spontaneous logout?

Suddendly, without any reasons I can explain, my ubuntu logoff, recovered with ctrl+alt+f1, login, ctrl+alt+f7 . Ok, I was running chrome with flash plug-in, and some terminal bashscript, smalls ...
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User script at logout

The problem: I'm sharing a directory with my wife. I've placed us both in a 'shared' group and the directory belongs to the 'shared' group as well. Whenever one of us creates a file, this file belongs ...
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I lost my shutdown sound

I lost both my startup and shutdown sounds. I restored the startup sound adding it to Startup programs, but I don't know how to restore my shudown sound. I checked if the sound file is in ...
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Logout when pressing on “shutdown” [Ubuntu 11.10] [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Shutdown or Restart only logs me out when I click Shutdown from the menu it logs off. When I click shutdown from the log-in menu it does nothing.
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Shutdown or Restart only logs me out

My workstation at work is running 11.10 (lightdm). Shutting down or restarting has always worked up till last week. My workstation is generally left on through the week and shutdown at weekends. ...
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running utility when user logs out

is there any way by which we can run utility on logging out. There is a server which has account of many users. Now If I login to that server I can put utilities in .bashrc, but I want to kill ...
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Skype shuts down when the other person tries sharing their screen

I have installed skype on my 11.10 and it keeps shutting down as soon as the other person switches of its video. While I have read that I need to delete the shared.xml file I cant seem to locate the ...
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How to make a jar file run on startup & and when you log out?

I have no idea where to start looking. I've been reading about daemons and didn't understand the concept. More details : I've been writing a crawler which never stops and crawlers over RSS in the ...
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ATI 12.1 driver fails after logout

Yesterday I have upgraded my ATI proprietary driver to 12.1. After some small issues it installed correctly, I have confirmation in Catalyst that the driver is at version 12.1. Today I have noticed ...
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Run a script on login using ~/.bash_login

I need to run a script when I login and logout in my Ubuntu. I tried to put the script in my ~/.bash_login but it didn't work. Is there a better location where I can run my script? My script is ...
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No action when shutdown pressed

My system: Ubuntu 11.10 latest updates with custom gtk3 theme This is the output of .xsession-errors: WARN 2012-01-15 21:44:04 glib.glib-gobject :0 invalid uninstantiatable type (null)' in cast ...
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How to log out with a command in a gnome-less environment?

I installed various window managers (Awesome, dwm, etc.) from which I am not able to log out back to the login screen (gnome-session) in order to switch to another window manager. I need to reboot to ...
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ubuntu 11.10 freezes when shutting down [closed]

I have Ubuntu 11.10 installed on INSPIRON N5030. When I try to shutdown/restart from user login menu, it freezes and after a while it shows the user login menu again. This happens only if i have ...
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Save virtualbox vm state before logout

I'm using oneiric with unity. I want to find a solution to automatically save the state of my virtualbox virtual machine before I logout or shutdown because I always forget to do it manually. I know I ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 logs off when clicking shutdown

As the title says: when I click Shutdown from the menu it logs off. When I click shutdown from the log-in menu it does nothing. I'm using a fresh install of Ubuntu 11.10. I can force it to shutdown by ...
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How do I log myself out of a frozen nx-based session?

I have a nx-based session that I want killed. Can I do it via SSH? In this session, I can't click on anything or use my keyboard. However, the time in the menu bar is still updating. I can ...
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Is there a fix for the won't-restart won't-reboot won't-logout bug in 11.10 [closed]

Since I upgraded to 11.10, neither the "shutdown" (for shutdown or restart) nor the "logout" options in the upper-right-corner menu work. They simply do nothing. While waiting for Ubuntu to release a ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 with Gnome Shell does not logout properly

I am using ubuntu 11.10 and recently installed Gnome Shell over the Unity interface. Gnome was taken from the ubuntu software center. Now, once logged into Gnome Shell, i am unable to logout from it ...
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Clicking logout and/or shutdown does nothing [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does nothing happen when I click “Shutdown” from the “shutdown…” dialog? As a newbie to Ubuntu 11.10, recently I am facing a problem ...
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Why does Ubuntu hangs and looks 1995ish before logout?

Since 11.10 upgrade, logging out takes a while (it used to be much faster on the same computer) I can't determine what's causing this, but for a few moments at logout, my system seems to "freeze", the ...
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Where do I look to find out why it takes so long to log out of Ubuntu now that I have upgraded to 11.10? [closed]

Now that I have upgraded to 11.10, the logout process takes AGES (2 minutes+) and sometimes pops up a box stating that my keyring was not unlocked and asking for the unlock password. Any suggestions ...
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How do I logout using only the keyboard?

In Ubuntu 11.04, Ctrl-Alt-Del gives me a menu with shutdown, hibernate, suspend and restart, but no logout. Is there a key combination to logout of Ubuntu? Is there a way to provide one?
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No logout/power-off option in Unity's power cog menu

After upgrade to Ubuntu 11.10, I don't have a logout/power-off option in the upper right menu. Is there a way to add it?
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How to fix desktop reloading during logout/shutdown/restart after upgrading to 11.10?

Since I've upgraded my system to Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot), I'm facing a strange problem each time I logout/shutdown/restart : As usual, Unity's launcher, global menu, desktop items and desktop ...
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shutdown button disappears when logging in

recently installed the oneiric ocelot and its awesome,but one fine time i logged out of it and when i logged in the shutdown button disappears,when i upgraded from 11.04 to 11.10 got a error message ...
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The “power cog” has disappeared [closed]

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 beta 1. The "power cog" (the button at the top right corner of the screen) seems to have disappeared. I am not sure what caused that because it was there when I installed 11.10 ...
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Logout from Ubuntu One Android app

How can I logout from the Ubuntu One Files apps on Android ? Is it possible to have a login screen everytime I star the application ? If I lose my phone, someone can just upload or download from my ...
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What is a user-friendly way to log off other users?

What is the Ubuntu equivalent of this interface? I am looking for a user-friendly method that the owner of a computer can use to log off other users without having to restart. The case I'm ...
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what is the shortcut to force a logout?

I am using the alpha 2 version of 11.10 and the keyboard options there do not have an option to force a logout. Can you tell me the keyboard shortcut so i can add it myself?
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Xfce gets really confused about session saving, etc

I'm getting a new laptop running with 11.04 Ubuntu. I've got the xfce4 packages all installed, which is something I've had no problems with on any of my other machines. On this new laptop, however, ...
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How do I log out of Xorg?

I need to troubleshoot a problem with suspend/resume. The debugging instructions say: make sure you're logged out of Xorg (or run sleep.sh with "force" argument) How do I log out of Xorg?