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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Change the background of Plasma "Leave" dialog

Kubuntu 23.10 KDE Plasma Version: 5.27.8 KDE Frameworks Version: 5.110.0 Qt Version: 5.15.10 When pressing the "Log Out" shortcut or selecting the "Leave" option I think it ...
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Cancel logout / shutdown and warn user when a condition is met

This question may be thought of being a duplicate of this question or any similar others, but I am asking the other way around. When there are other console sessions on the same desktop, GNOME will ...
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Closing LibreOffice causes logout 22.04 LTS

When closing any LibreOffice application, it causes an automatic logout, taking me to a black screen first then to the login page again. I've already tried uninstalling LibreOffice, both using these ...
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What does "Log out" do precisely?

The question is simple and mainly theoretical rather than a bug or an issue. When I "log out" from Ubuntu[1], what happens exactly? This doesn't seem to map with any Unix/Linux concept I'm ...
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How to log out of Ubuntu without gui?

Ctrl+Alt+Del didn't work, Alt+F2 and Ctrl+Alt+F2 don't open terminal. I don't know what windows manager I accidentally went into but I know if I can log out and switch it I will be fine. All I get is ...
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Ubuntu 23.04 logs me out arbitrarily while going to sleep mode

I upgraded my desktop to Ubuntu 23.04 a few days ago. Since then I've noticed that sometimes i get logged out when the system goes into sleep mode after 15 minutes of inactivity. I searched askubuntu ...
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How to restore Lubuntu desktop from command line

I have an old machine, dual core intel HP, that I was running 22.04 with Lubuntu desktop. I decided to upgrade to 23.04, and there were problems during the upgrade, broken files and whatnot. The ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 LTS prevent Logout

is there a possibility to prevent user from logout. I use the system as a KIOSK device for Web Browsing and Information. Thanks Sofa
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When ever I suspend my ubuntu 23.04, I log out of user (after some sort of error)

Since 4 days whenever I suspend my pc ( either power button or directly closing laptop physically), when I turn on next time, the user is logged out and all running programs got killed. I am doing it ...
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All users not visible after screen lock. Only logged in user is visible

When i lock screen from top right pull down menu. I am not able to login into other users as rest of users are not visible. When I press ctrl alt f1 while logged in I sent to black screen with a ...
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Why does my ubuntu system keep loging me out after i try to open an app

If i try to open firefox or spotify or any other app that is bigger ,the screen goes black and it log me out . I tried apt update and upgrade , ceating a new profile. Yesterday everything was fine , i ...
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Browser logs out of sites on Ubuntu 22

I'm using Google Chrome and Brave Browser on my Ubuntu 22, and I have the same problem in both of the browser, that after turning off and on the computer I'm logged out of all sites. I've already ...
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Problem with SDDM Display Manager: no bar in the bottom (taskbar?) and applications menu, nor desktop loaded after a second logout/login done

I have Ubuntu-Studio 23.04, KDE plasma 5.27.4 installed and SDDM as a display manager, the autologin is set and works. When I do a logout, by clicking on "Close session", the SDDM screen ...
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Session logs out automatically in Ubuntu 22.04 while using chrome

I'm using Ubuntu 22.04 from last some months. And I'm constantly facing this issue. Issue :- While working on Chrome Browser for sometimes my browser automatically closes and sometime my current ...
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Logout slow on 22.10

Did a fresh install of 22.04, then upgraded to 22.10. I noticed that logging out from Gnome takes a very long time (about 10 seconds!) on 22.10, while it was pretty much instant on 22.04. Is anyone ...
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Weird display freeze after logout, or when cold booting after shutdown - Ubuntu 22.04 Desktop

Ubuntu 22.04 Desktop. Asus ROG G751-J, Nvidia GTX965M. After logging out from user in Gnome desktop, the screen freezes on splash art. Same happens after a cold boot following a total shutdown. Not ...
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Alt-F4 not shutting down pc anymore on Xubuntu 20.04.2.0

Since a few weeks Alt-F4 is not shutting down my pc anymore on Xubuntu 20.04.2.0. I get the login screen and from there I can shutdown the pc, but it asks if I am sure because there might be other ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 Suddenly logs out

My ubuntu 22.04 suddenly logs out while using it. Its ubuntu with Budgie desktop (I installed this desktop after installing ubuntu 22.04) and my laptop have a NVidia geforce GTX 1650. I have seen some ...
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Ubuntu 22.04-desktop-amd64 logout by it self

Im using ubuntu on a virtual machine, after 6 hours of opened session ubuntu automatically close it, and my opened programs too.In setings i put to dont close the session but it still closing. Here ...
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Automatic logout using Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

I'm experiencing random user logouts using Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. I don't want the system to automatically logout as this kills my running processes. Has anyone experienced similar issues and/or does ...
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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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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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