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 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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how to log off from ask ubuntu website [migrated]

Once I'm logged into the ask ubuntu site, it seems there is no way to logoff short of exiting my browser... annoying! If it is indeed possible to log off, I'd sure like to know how.
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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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Screen black out on pressing touch pad

Screen black out on pressing any key especially enter and even when I move finger on touch pad. Output of uname -a is Linux roshan-Inspiron-15-3567 4.15.0-91-generic #92~16.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Fri Feb ...
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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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Xubutnu 18.04 suddenly logout during work

(Yes I added myself to the vboxusers group) but first (after the new OS update), the ability to use USB devices with a virtual box (this is the first oddity) was lost, although before that, the OS in ...
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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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tty logout/exit makes my ubuntu die

When I run logout/exit in the tty mode(e.g. tty6), it exits and I return to tty1, which runs the GUI of Ubuntu 18.04. But all of my input device cannot work any more, except the screen turns black ...
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Ubuntu 18.04LTS Logs Out occasionally whiles working

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04LTS and it started logging out itself occasionally whiles I'm using it. it just returns to the login screen without any prompt and closes all working software.
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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: enter image description here I recently upgrade my libdrm and libllvm as well as running flatpak update. When trying to launch ...
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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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xcfe: X server terminates on logout

noob here. When i click on "logout" menu item in xfce (top-right corner), X serverver terminates. I can't remember what i did, but earlier, when i click on the same item GUI login screen was shown, ...
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Ubuntu (19.04) stopped displaying to my external monitor and logs me out constantly

Good afternoon everyone, I'm new to Linux and Ubuntu so please forgive me for my lack of expertise. Everything was working fine until I attempted to make Forevernote (an Evernote program) work and ...
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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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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 [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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/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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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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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 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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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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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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