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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 18.10 Xorg Server Error Logout

I recently built a new PC and installed Ubuntu 18.10. I am having issues with being logged out and returning to the login after opening certain Applications (Settings, Handbrake etc). Logging in via ...
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How do i logout of Kiosk Mode in Ubuntu 18.04

I have Kiosk Mode running in Ubuntu 18.04. A script is run which launches new instance of Xsession every time a user logs into the kiosk profile thus producing error when profile is logged in more ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 immediately logs out with a specific user

My Ubuntu 18.04 doesn't allow me to log in with GNOME. Immediately after logging in, it seems that a crash occurs and I'm back at the log in page. If I try with a different user it works. I found ...
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screen session killed on logout 18.04

I want to keep an application running in the background when I log out. That was working flawlessly with screen, but since today for some unknown reason the screen session is killed when I log out. ...
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Prevent restarting GNOME Shell from logging me out

Before upgrade to Ubuntu 18.10, Alt+F2 and then r would restart GNOME Shell but would not log out my user, which was nice as my applications would stay open. After the upgrade, gnome-shell --replace ...
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on resume from suspend I am logged out (18.10)

I have a fresh 18.10 install (not an upgrade) which ran fine for days now when I suspend then resume it has logged me out ... This behavior is repeatable ... every suspend results in a resume into a ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 logs me out immediately on some action

Sometimes it happens that I try to open some program or just work on my laptop and system just terminates my session and displays login screen as if I restarted my computer. Please note that the ...
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Ubuntu logging out everytime I enter a folder from the GUI

After I solved this problem with the answer there, another problem is present on Ubuntu Mate running on Odroid. Every time I try to open any folder (the ones I just created or home folder), Ubuntu ...
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Sudden unexpected random logout while working on Ubuntu 16

I am working on chrome or any program when suddenly I am logged out of this user and all of the applications I was working on were closed. I need to log in again. My machine has a dual boot between ...
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Can't re-login after logout gnome with SLiM

When re-login to gnome, it displays the wallpaper of gnome but immediately back to SLiM. However I can re-login to i3-wm. After restart the SLiM, re-login works. Anything wrong with gnome or SLiM?
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GDM freezes when logging out in 18.04

I have recently done a clean install of Ubuntu 18.04. I have noticed that if I choose the 'Log Out' option, after logging out of the session, the GDM screen does appear, but there is no cursor, and I ...
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/etc/gdm3/PostSession/Default not executed

I used to have a session clean up the script in lightdm (unity). Now with ubuntu 18.04, I am moving this script to /etc/gdm3/PostSession/Default. However, the script is never executed. For curiosity,...
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Ubuntu 18.04 log out user if display switchs off

I have my ubuntu 18.04 plugged on a 4k Tv which will switch off randomly when no activity is seen. (I can't modifiy this). If the monitor is switched off. Ubuntu will automaticly log the user out (...
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Change amount of time before log out [duplicate]

Is there a way I can change the amount of time before I am logged out? I use gnome-session-quit. It is currently set for 1 minute. I would like to set time to less than 60 seconds.
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Kubuntu 16 updates forces login immediately after logout.

With Kubuntu 16, after some updates, I can't logoff; when I pick End session in the KDE menu, the session finishes, then automatically starts again. If I choose to start a new session, nothing happens....
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Ubuntu logs me back in immediately after logout [closed]

A few days ago I noticed that when I log out of Ubuntu 16, the screens go black and then I am immediately logged back in again. I do not have autologin enabled. Observations of other strange ...
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Screenshot logs me out

As soon as I press Alt+PrtScn (which is supposed to take a screenshot of a window) instead it logs me out. Any ideas on how to fix this?
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Ubuntu 18.04 LTS issue: Logoff causes black screen

I'm on an MSi Gaming laptop with an Nvidia Geforce 1070 mobile card (discrete). the Problem: When I use the Window + L keys, the screen for a brief second or two will show the default lock screen. ...
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Automatically logout after 15 minutes of inactivity

I would like any user's GUI session to be logged out in 15 minutes of inactivity. stock Ubuntu Desktop 18.04 (gnome, systemd, etc). The optimal solution is native (shell script, built in file setting, ...
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The system logs in immediately after logging out. Ubuntu 16.04

I use Ubuntu 16.04 with multiple desktop environments on it (LXDE, KDE, XFCE, Unity). When I try to log out it logs in again without asking password. It happens on various environments. Also, I see ...
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logout script to restore “clean” user environment with 18.04 Desktop? [duplicate]

I'm configuring a bunch of laptops for a teaching lab, running 18.04 Desktop. They have an admin account and a standard account for students. I would like the student account to behave as much like ...
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ubuntu logout stopped working after gateway install

using ubuntu 16.04 on a system 76 laptop. the only change was a new gateway for internet access. This is an Arris 5268AC.
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Ubuntu 18.04 logs out unexpectedly or crashes

This problem is going on for several months. When you try to run a GUI program it suddenly exits the session gets back to the login screen where I get this notification (bubble for several seconds) ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 - logged out after resuming from suspend or even turn the screen off [duplicate]

I tried Ubuntu 18.04, Budgie, and both have the same probelm when using nvidia dirver 390 & 396. When resume from suspend the system logout and every program I was working on is closed. It seems ...
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Force ubuntu to log out at a specific time

I'd like to force my account to log out at a specific time as a self-restraint measure (e.g., to ensure I go to bed on time). And for the script to run whenever I try logging in after that time ...
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Purple screen after login when switching between normal ubuntu and i3wm

For a while now, my installation (on a Thinkpad P51) has been doing weird stuff. I think it might have started after I updated to 18.04 from 17.10, but I also vaguely recall having encountered a ...
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Opening Slack logs my user out of ubuntu

As soon as I start slack app(snap) I get logged out of my user in Ubuntu 18.04. I will provide more info if I can check things before it logs me out. Can you please suggest how I check for some logs ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 opening system setting logs me out

I've recently installed Ubuntu 18.04 in a dual-boot configuration with Windows 10. I noticed today that, when trying to open system settings, Ubuntu seems to log me out to the lock screen. When I log ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 GNOME Shell is keep crashing

I installed ubuntu 18.04 today in my laptop lenovo yoga 500. and when i try to change font in gonome tweak tool gnome shell is crashed and logged me out immediately. same problem with visual studio ...
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login after hibernation flashes desktop briefly

I wonder if the following function is possible. When i close the lid, my laptop (hp elitebook 2540p) hibernates as expected. when i open the lid and push the powerbutton it boots to Ubuntu (18.04). ...
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Input devices stop working after logout or switch-user in ubuntu 18.04 LTS

After clicking logout or switch user, once the system reaches the greeter/login screen, input devices -- keyboard, mouse, touchpad -- stop working, making it impossible to login back or shutdown. ...
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Automatic logout when resuming from suspend on Xubuntu 18.04

When my Xubuntu 18.04 laptop resumes from suspend, systemd-logind automatically logs out of the current session if the laptop has stayed suspended for more than a couple of hours. If the interval ...
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Logging out when dual display connected

I am using an external display with my Ubuntu laptop, whenever I plug in the second screen and set it up it logs me out after a few minutes.
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How to run a script BEFORE gnome session logoff

I have seen many posts on how to utilize <gdmconfdir>/PostLogin/Default to run scripts whenever a user logs out of his/her X session. However, from the documentation I understand that this ...
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Keep geting logged of out ubuntu when clicking system settings in taskbar. also laggy login screen

Its mostly a fresh install of the latest ubuntu. I am a newb only thing i installed was pulse audio server, pulse audio volume control, and pulse mixer. It keeps setting my blue yeti microphone as the ...
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Ubuntu User Switch Dbus notification

When a user switches from one user to another without logging out(fast user switch), is there a way to get the notification and to which user the account has logged in currently. This notification ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 takes long time to shutdown/restart/logout

I recently installed Ubuntu 18.04 in my lenovo Ideapad y520. It is taking very long to shutdow/restart/logoff. It freezes sometimes and I need to shutdown system using power button. Has anyone gone ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 opening system settings logs me out [duplicate]

When opening system settings on a clean installation of Ubuntu 18.04 I get logged out. It happens if I open it from the launcher, from the menu or from the terminal with gnome-control-center (even ...
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Change $HOME and logout user

I wanted to change my $HOME, so I looked on this forum for answers. I saw a way to change $HOME with the code sudo usermod -d /path/to/new/home -m username but when I entered the code it said ...
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Suppressing logout msg ubuntu

I have added several lines to be executed in systemwide /etc/bash.bashrc such as notifying a login via email, etc. I have noticed that upon exit which invokes logout, systems prints those lines to the ...
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Problem with shutdown and reboot since Ubuntu 16.04.4!

Problem with shutdown and reboot since Ubuntu 16.04.4!!! I recently downloaded Ubuntu 16.04.3 on my new Laptop (Dell Inspiron 15 7577). Before I did something, I tried to shutdown and reboot, by ...
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Linux os keeps logging itself off

I had my laptop wireless card changed a month ago, after that I noticed that the wifi led keep blinking on transmitting data and after a while the OS logged off and started a new session, and kept ...
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Logged out automatically

Following a power outage, Ubuntu logs me out of my account around 15 seconds after signing in. I just don't understand it. What could be causing this, how to solve it?
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Script to log out automatically

I plan to use 16.04 for a cyber cafe. Currently, I am thinking of using some script which will log out the session after a particular time ( say 30 mins ) It would be great to increase the log out ...
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Sudden freeze and log out

I am using Ubuntu 16.04 and am having some reoccurring issues. Occasionally when I am working on something (seems to be independent of software), my laptop freezes and then logs out. When I log back ...
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When i shutdown my computer screen, Ubuntu 17.10 logout

I am using now Ubuntu 17.10 and i have a problem. When i shutdown the computer screen, connected to the pc by HDMI port, the system logout and i can´t, for example, listen music with the screen off. ...
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Does Ubuntu 17.10 kill processes after logging out?

Previously, I would log in as user A, mount user B's home folder with sshfs, and then log in as user B. This worked in 17.04. Now, when I log in as user B, it errors "transport endpoint not connected" ...
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My xubuntu will not log out when I tried to restart it

My xubuntu gives this message: 'Received error while trying to log out: Session manager must be in idle state when requesting a shut down'.
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Ubuntu 17.10 on Razer Blade GeForce GTX 1060 logs out automatically every 5 seconds but only after I close and reopen the laptop lid

This is my very first post and I want to thank you all in advance. I have installed Ubuntu 17.10 on my Razer Blade GeForce GTX 1060. It works well as long as I do not close and reopen the computer lid....
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Lubuntu 16.04.3 LTS logout button not working

Lubuntu 16.04.3 LTS logout button (the button that normally brings up a menu to shutdown, switch users, logout, etc.) does nothing; was working properly since installed about 1 week ago. The Shutdown ...