I'm looking for the LXDE logout menu and banner picture.

This useful question and answer How do I change Lubuntu's logout image? is perfect for Lubuntu, but I am using LXDE over Ubuntu.

That answer gives /usr/share/lubuntu/images/logout-banner.png for the image. This was a useful clue to the LXDE location which is /usr/share/lxde/images/logout-banner.png.

That answer gives /usr/share/lubuntu/openbox/menu.xml for the menu, but sadly there's no corresponding /usr/share/lxde/openbox/menu.xml and searching my PC has proved fruitless.

Where is the logout menu.xml for LXDE (not Lubuntu)?

  • Did you look in /etc/xdg/openbox? There's menu.xml. You coul copy it over to ~/.config/openbox where you should already have lxde-rc.xml or something like that. – DK Bose Apr 28 '18 at 13:42
  • Thanks! I did find that one, but it's some other menu, not the logout one. Same with /etc/xdg/openbox/LXDE/menu.xml (This one is the right-click desktop menu) – Organic Marble Apr 28 '18 at 13:53
  • Do you have /usr/share/applications/lxde-logout.desktop listed as Logout when you open /usr/share/applications in PCManFM? Double-clicking Logout gives a window with various options: Shutdown, Reboot, Suspend, Switch User, Lock Screen, Logout, & Cancel. Above those options, there's an image and Logout LXDE 18.04 session? The image, logout-banner.png, is in /usr/share/lxde/images. I doubt there's an XML file that generates the listing I mentioned. I'm guessing it's part of the LXDE source code. – DK Bose Apr 28 '18 at 16:16
  • You might well be correct. I"m gonna look in a lubuntu install and verify how it works there. – Organic Marble Apr 28 '18 at 16:58
  • After looking at a Lubuntu install, the answer to the question I quoted above appears to be incorrect when it states the location of the exit menu. So @DKBose I think you are right and if you want to put it in an answer I'll accept it. – Organic Marble Apr 28 '18 at 20:05

I installed the 18.04 Ubuntu minimal CD (iso) in a virtual machine and chose Lubuntu Minimal as the desktop since an LXDE option was not specifically available.

In this system, the image for the logout banner that one sees (boxed in red) in the image below is /usr/share/lxde/images/logout-banner.png.

Logout banner image

As for the list of options below the banner, my guess is that it is part of the LXDE source code and not something meant to be normally available to the end-user for modifying by way of an xml file.

One can look at /usr/share/applications/lxde-logout.desktop listed as "Logout" when you open /usr/share/applications in PCManFM to find the executable that generates the logout screen.


This answer also addresses the issue and concludes that

... after reading and researching more it does not look like it is possible to edit the logout session options without editing and recompiling the source code.

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