Questions tagged [logout]

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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Ubuntu 20.04 logs me out after sitting on the lock screen

I recently went through a routine update on my computer, and now it will log me out after being on the lock screen for a while. It takes more than a few seconds after the screen becomes totally black ...
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Logout problem with Ubuntu 18.04

After a recent software update, my Dell PC is getting hung on logout.I get a string of messages, including "Bad RIP value". The only way to get out of the hang is to power off the machine. ...
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SSH Server does not disconnet idlle users [duplicate]

In Ubuntu 16 this configuration was enough: /etc/ssh/sshd_config: ClientAliveInterval 100 ClientAliveCountMax 0 But in Ubuntu 20.04 the exact same configuration does not disconnect the idle user. ...
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Logout/exit from 'su <otheruser> takes > 1 minute

If I 'su root' or 'su <other_user>' from my user login account and then logout (or exit), it takes about 1 minute for the logout to complete and return me to my user shell. During that minute ...
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Logging in automatically after logging out

I'm running Kubuntu 20.04. Someplace I've seen a setting to cause the system to log back in after logging out, but I can't find it. Where is it? This can be useful for resetting various programs ...
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GDM logout script doesn't write to a file

I'm trying to write a logout script that will be executed when a user graphically logout. For this purpose I've added the script into the file: /etc/gdm3/PostSession/Default In the script I'm writing ...
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How to logout and login to Ubuntu runing on VirtualBox

I logged out from my Ubuntu VM and then I got the black screen as below. There is no option to log back-in to the machine. The only option I have is to restart the VM which I don't want. Is there a ...
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Is there any way of setting a custom startup and shutdown sound?

I'm on Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS with GNOME Desktop. I was wondering if you can have a custom sound play (the default one is nice, but I'd rather have a custom one) when you log into Ubuntu, as well as when ...
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Laptop randomly thinks lid is closed

I have an issue whereby my laptop randomly turns my screen off or logs me out. From /var/log/auth.log it seems that the system thinks the lid is closed: Sep 15 09:36:44 michael-Latitude-7280 systemd-...
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Ubuntu 20.04: Screen randomly goes black and sometimes logs out

I have an issue where my screen randomly goes black and sometimes logs me out of my session. It sometimes happens every few minutes and multiple times in a row, or sometimes doesn't happen for a few ...
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Lightdm gives black screen after logging out

I am using Ubuntu 20.04 with lightdm. Everything is fine except that if I log out, the screen turns black. And I have to press Ctrl + Alt + F2 to get the console and issue sudo lightdm to get the ...
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Google Chrome logs out after Browser Close

I am on a fresh new install. I downloaded Google Chrome from the offical webiste and installed it by double clicking google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb When I log in into my Google Account to sync ...
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Ubuntu Get's Logout Automatically, After Installation

I have recently installed Ubuntu on my Virtual Box. When I run Ubuntu, it works fine but when I open a terminal and Try to install any thing or try to update it by typing sudo apt update, I ...
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How to automatically start xscreensaver when log out?

can anyone tell me how I can configure xscreensaver to start automatically when I log out of the system with super + L
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Logging off users with a countdown message

I want to do some maintenance on a server but in order to do that I need all users to be logged off. But I want to send I message (like shutdown do when you want to shutdown the system) to all the ...
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Why does Ubuntu logout when I delete something?

I recently realised that after restarting my laptop, I get signed in automatically. But as soon as I delete a column on a spreadsheet or some text on a file, I get signed out and have to log in again. ...
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KDE Auto Logout After Inactivity

How do I set KDE to automatically log out users after a period of inactivity? Reason: Shared server with many users. Some people leave themselves logged in to KDE for many days. Preferably want a ...
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Simple question how to limit logging out

Ubuntu Studio 20.04.2LTS logs out automatically after inactivity of about 5 minutes. I can't find the setting for this and would like to change the value to, say, 20-30 minutes of inactivity. This is ...
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How to disable the logout button, while keeping the possibility to power off?

What I want to do I have a specific user for tasks that require focus. When I log into Ubuntu with this user, I want to disable the logout button and keep only the PowerOff button What I tried ...
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Add a Logout Launcher Ubuntu 20.04

When I search for "logout" in Ubuntu 20.04 Desktop, I get this icon: I'd like to add it to the launcher for all users. I can't figure out where this icon comes from, it isn't a .desktop ...
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Why is my Ubuntu laptop freezing suddenly?

Everything was working great till a few hours ago when I was prompted to restart my computer after the latest auto-update. After restarting the laptop when I clicked on an app the screen flickered and ...
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ubunutu 20.04 power off not working on menu

I was upgrade my ubuntu version 18.04 to 20.04 then facing some errors on it here i asked it: link it also fixed but now power off menu not working. when i use logout then power off it will work but ...
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Ubuntu automatically logs out whenever a phone is allowed access to the filesystem

I recently upgraded to 20.10, and ever since, whenever I manually connect my phone and press "allow" on the prompt for file access, the system automatically logs out. Logging back in ...
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Kill bash script during logout

Probably the problem is trivial. Still I am neither able to solve it nor I found anything related on any forums. I am running a self made bash script as "start-up applications" on Ubuntu ...
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No persistence for 'App Folder' created in the Ubuntu's 'All apps' menu

Recently I have reinstalled Ubuntu on my device. I grouped apps like libreOffice apps and Ubuntu games into 2 different folders in the Ubuntu's 'All apps' menu. But after I logged out and logged in ...
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Kubuntu: How to avoid "A stop job is running for session N of user" and slow shutdown - possibly run a script on KDE logout to disconnect VPN

I have this problem: I've set up a script to run on logout, and the script doesn't run. The script is supposed to solve this problem: On shutdown, I get the message: "A stop job is running for ...
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On Ubuntu 20.04 the clipboard is cleared when I log out. Is this the same behaviour as on other systems?

OS version: Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS Ubuntu clears the clipboard content after logging out. So let's say that I copied a piece of text before logging out and I logged in again, the text can't be pasted. I ...
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How to kill a pseudoterminal

The users command lists my username four times. I understand that's the result of (unintentional) multiple logins. But how do I close out all but one of them? Simply logging out doesn't seem to do ...
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How do I find out which application or which command was issued to logout a user?

I would like to locate the log file that stores which application or which command was issued to logout a user. I have a Ubuntu 18.04 system that is behaving oddly. It logs out while I am in the midst ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 abruptly logs user out

I noticed a very strange problem on Ubuntu 18.04 after Ubuntu recently had an apt update and apt upgrade. After the user has been logged in to the system for a while, the system seems to abruptly log ...
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Lubuntu 20.04 LTS logging out unexpectedly

In short, after some update, my Lubuntu started logging me out several times a day all of sudden. I see no pattern to it, a black screen appears and after a few seconds I'm on a login desktop. I see ...
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Modifying the Ubuntu 20.04 Desktop logout delay timer

Does anyone have any suggestions as to how to change the default delay (60 seconds) when logging out of the Ubuntu 20.04 desktop? In other words, the timer seen in this window reached immediately ...
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How to stop Ubuntu (as VMware guest) from automatically logging out when host (Windows) display turns off

I leave my Ubuntu (20.04 LTS) running with multiple applications as a VMware guest. When the host is locked and the display turns off, I come back to Ubuntu and it's logged me out, closing all ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 Wayland is logging me out

My setup is 20.04 with vanilla Gnome 3.36.2 on Wayland. I previously ran 19.10 with the same setup. / and /home are on separate filesystems. I did a clean install of 20.04 onto / but maintained my ...
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Black screen right after attempting shutdown, suspend or log off, requiring hard reboot

I have a Kubuntu 20.04 installed on its own drive, with an attached Windows 10 installation, using a GTX 1050 TI laptop card. There are no issues booting from an already shut down computer, but if I ...
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My Numlock key light won't turn off when system Shutdown

Although my Numlock key still work, its light won't turn off when i shutdown the machine. The same thing happens with my wifi receiver. When the wifi turns off or system shutdown, the wifi receiver's ...
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No video/display in logon screen after user logoff (4k display, nvidia)

When I logoff the user and expecting to see the logon screen (unity-greeter), my monitor looses the signal and stays black (repeatedly trying someting, but failing). I can get a terminal with Ctrl+Alt+...
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the logout screen does not show on my secondary screen

Since ubuntu 16.04 I use dual display for my lenovo t400. i set to automatic login. Now I already upgraded to ubuntu 20.04 beta and I want to try wayland display so I need to logout. The problem is my ...
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How to logout from (a broken) Unity via terminal?

My window manger (Unity) does not show any window decoration or launchbar (that's a different question), so I would like to log out in a clean manner using only my terminal window. When I enter gnome-...
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Xubuntu: Choosing "Shut down" via GUI logs me out instead

I can do sudo shutdown now in a terminal just fine. Using the GUI however, clicking "Log Out" in the whisker menu (or entering xfce4-session-logout in a terminal) opens a dialog window which shows (...
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Is there any conflict between nohup and mpirun?

I want to start a big simulation on an ubuntu desktop computer. I have physical (not remote) access to this PC. This simulation may take some weeks. The command to start the process is: mpirun -np ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 broke after restart

This is my screen after restart or logout: How to fix that? This is Ubuntu 18.04 with: Linux niki-desktop 5.0.0-37-generic #40~18.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Thu Nov 14 12:06:39 UTC 2019 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 ...
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"-sh: 2: logout: not found" - message when trying to logout from the server

When I connect to my server: ssh user@ip.address I login with a password, and then do: logout I get this message "-sh: 2: logout: not found". Why can't I log out ? What does this message mean ?...
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Switch to EN keyboard layout on Ubuntu login screen after each logout [duplicate]

Is there some solution to setup default EN keyboard layout for each Ubuntu logout?
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Black screen after logged out

After I log out of Ubuntu 19.10, the screen is blank/black instead of showing a login prompt. I have to restart the PC to log in again. How may I troubleshoot this?
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Can’t boot after updating libllvm and libdrm

After logging out of my current session my screen is stuck like this: I recently upgrade my libdrm and libllvm as well as running flatpak update. When trying to launch some games, they crashed saying ...
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My session automatically closes when starting a certain type of App

I am new to Ubuntu. I just did an install of Ubuntu alongside Windows. Everything works perfectly except for one thing: Ubuntu crashes. It's not a regular event, but it happens when I open ...
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I can' t open settings or login as anyother user except admin

I cannot open my system settings or a few native applications like videos, shotwell, rhythmbox. Whenever I try opening any of these my system reboots or logsout I'm not sure which because the ...
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Cannot logout from Xubuntu 18.04

I have migrated from Kubuntu to Xubuntu (18.04). Now, my biggest problem is that I cannot logout from my session. Regardless of using GUI or terminal approach, I experience session referesh in which ...
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Ubuntu 18.10 opening system settings logs me out (Intel graphic card)

Disclaimer I know there is a couple of similar questions but all of them seem to have trouble with NVIDIA graphics. However, I have a built-in Intel graphics. The problem Whenever I try to open ...
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