Log-out issues

Cindy-Sue Causey butterflybytes at gmail.com
Sat Jun 7 18:15:14 UTC 2014

On 6/7/14, AFJ Headquarters <agents4jesus at gmail.com> wrote:
> Ever since I got Ubuntu installed, I have had trouble logging out. At
> first, it wouldn't log out unless I hit the log-out button twice.
> Now, after I installed Xubuntu (But I don't use it) it acts like it's
> going to log out, hiding the desktop items, but it will stay there. The
> only way to get back to the login window, is to shut the computer down.
> Any suggestions?
> Is there a way to log out of my user from the Terminal?
> My specs:
> Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 32-bit
> Intel Atom Processor 1.6 * 2
> 150GB HD

Here's an off-the-wall question while you're waiting for others to
answer: What's the size of your swap space on your hard drive? Set up
my first dual boot this week and so wanted to really understand the
partitioning process. In doing so, I stumbled upon something about an
inadequate size of swap partitions potentially causing hibernate
(suspend-to-disk) problems.

Yes, shutting down is a different process but in my mind's eye, it's
still kind of similar. Computer has to rapidly shuffle a BUNCH of
stuff around before the screen then goes blank on us seconds later,
the same way it does when it hibernates..

Disclaimer: I do understand that with hibernate, things go into limbo
waiting for us to come back and pick up where we left off.. Just
thinking maybe in some cases, it still might be that an unrecoverable
log jam maybe occurs on shutdown, too, if there's not enough free room
in all the right places during those split seconds before shutdown is

Just thinking out loud.. :)


Cindy-Sue Causey
Talking Rock, Pickens County, Georgia, USA

* runs with duct tape *

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