Log-out issues

James Freer jessejazza3.uk at gmail.com
Sat Jun 7 18:33:45 UTC 2014

On Sat, 7 Jun 2014, Cindy-Sue Causey wrote:

> 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
>> 1GB RAM
>> 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.

The swap space should be approx the same size as your RAM. It's overflow space 
if RAM runs out. Some distros (shouldn't say which perhaps) don't use it... and 
they may be the one's that have hibernate problems. I have always let ubuntu 
set it and never had any problems (only have desktops). Laptops seem to be more 
prone to it. With 1gb of RAM I am surprised but laptops are slower and use more 
memory somehow - I don't know more as I've never looked into it.

Just increasing the memory or setting swap to 2gb may help.


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