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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ubuntu doesn't restart, but logs-out when restart button is pressed

The issues I am having with my Ubuntu is that when I am going for a restart, from the tray icon - Shutdown-->restart, it doesn't restart, but actually just logs out and gives me the ubuntu login ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Blank screen after logout Ubuntu 13.04

I have recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 x64 on a 2013 UEFI laptop which was running Win8. Now I only have Ubuntu 13.04. The distribution is working well in most case. However, a few seconds after I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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stop emacs server being killed on logout

I'd like to run an emacs server in the background and have it persist after logout. I do not want to start it a system service since it's not a system service. A more practical reason is that I'm not ...
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recent keystrokes visible on shutdown

I am running Ubuntu 12.10 and use the Gnome 3 Shell. The problem is the following: If I press Esc during shutdown to show the shutdown messages instead of the splashscreen, sometimes it shows me all ...
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Why do I see a screen showing all text I typed during the session on logging out?

When I log off of Ubuntu 12.10, a screen appears shortly with all the text I typed during the session, including passwords and such. Is this supposed to happen? [update] The screen is fullscreen ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why I can't login with admin accounts but I can with guest account?

Ubuntu 12.04 is installed on my laptop. It was working fine from last 3 years suddenly from last few days, whenever I wanna login into admin account it logs and log out immediately. I can login using ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...