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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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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Disable touchpad after suspend or log out

I use ubuntu 20.04. After resume laptop after suspend (or login after logout), the laptop's touchpad gets disable. How can I repair the issue? Laptop: Lenovo ThinkPad T440
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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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My Ubuntu 20.04 doesn't logout any more

I have been running Ubuntu 20.04 for almost a year, but now since recently, I can't logout any more. When I log out, my screen keeps turning on and off but nothing else happens until I reset the ...
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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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Log out error after installation of Ubuntu 20.04

I was trying to upgrade Ubuntu 20.04 from Ubuntu 18.04. Due to some internal error, the installation was not proper. Now I'm unable to boot any of the versions. It enters to a page "A problem has ...
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20.04 LTS, blank screen on hibernate, logout, bspwm start | amd graphics - no linux drivers

Hardware stats: xx Running Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on notebook. The Problem: I get a black screen upon exiting from hibernate, i get get blank screen when i go to logout, i get a blank screen once I tried ...
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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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how to force the logout out of another user with systemd or systemctl? [duplicate]

In the context of: How can you log out via the terminal? and: https://unix.stackexchange.com/q/72203/101935 how can I force logout of a specific user through the console or terminal using either ...
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kubuntu logout screen broken, doesn't show users

I'm running Kubuntu 18.04. Somehow I broke the logout screen so that instead of having a gear for each user showing their name, the background on that screen is white, and the gears don't show the ...
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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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Problem when shutting down or restarting

Sometimes when I try to logout, restart or shutdown my Ubuntu 20.04 I get this popup message saying "Received error while trying to log out". I don't understand the reason behind it. Can ...
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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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do_user_addr_fault on dmesg and logged out from X11 session, unable to handle page fault for address

Sometimes X11 suddenly logging out itself, the journalctl doesn't show anything weird, but dmesg shows this log also today's log shorter copy: [42149.375463] ath: phy0: DMA failed to stop in 10 ms ...
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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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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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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 [closed]

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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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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