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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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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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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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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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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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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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 force logout of Kubuntu local desktop user

As the admin user on Kubuntu 12.04.2 LTS how can I force a 2nd or 3rd local desktop user tty session to shutdown without having to switch user and logging in or without killing individual processes?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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ubuntu won't logout on first log out attempt

Most of the time when I hit 'log out,' ubuntu closes half of the applications I have running....and that's it. I have to hit log out a second time to actually log out. Has anyone else experienced this ...
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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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What is the proper way to logout a profile when a certain program is closed?

I have a Point of Sale kiosk system that needs to logout the user profile whenever the PoS system application is closed. At the moment I've solved this by adding /home/user/.profile ... exec ...
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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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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 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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...