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Xubuntu tends to randomly log me out at random times. It only happens, however, when I press the enter key at any time. I notice it more when I am working on a terminal, but it happens anywhere. All jobs are still running, however, because I was running a gparted resize when it happened last, but the resize was still going after logout and login.
Distribution: Debian Sid AMD64, Raspbian Wheezy, various VMs
You could be catching a key combination that is set up to lock the machine. I see that F12 is set to lock the machine in combination with the Fn key under Windows -- perhaps it has something to do with this, is the Fn key becoming stuck down and you are catching F12 for example?
Is there an icon on your panel for locking, or shutting down the machine? If so, could you be catching the touchpad whilst typing with the mouse pointer hovering over this?
No, there are no key combinations as such that force logout. Only at random times with only the enter key. Fn+F12 does not logout. There is a lock on my panel, but it locks it to XScreenSaver, not a complete logout. This may be a Bug. I also have syndaemon working to delay touchpad for .5 seconds after keyboard use, so nothing with the mouse. Specifically with the ENTER.
After I start up the system it does autologin and will also autostart at least 3 programs, 1 instance of Skype and 2 empty Document viewer windows. If I delete those Document viewers it will automatically log me off and after entering the password come back again with those 3 autostarted windows.
And it will also log off, if i attempt to start claws-mail.
If I leave them alone and work only on workspace 2 (in order not be be annoyed by seeing them all the time) the system runs stable for days. For a big internal backup session over network i had it running 48 hours last week.
right now i use this system for firefox, file manager and vlc. All applications that I need to run uninterupted, like chats and mail i run on one of my raspberry pi
intel i3, nvidia GT9600 with dual display, second OS via GRUB Windows XP
Last edited by charly_k_w; 05-08-2013 at 04:29 AM.
I upgraded to 13.04 only one week ago and ran every suggested update since.
But this morning something else happened: yesterday I managed to get rid of those two Document viewer windows, don't know exactly how, but i think i closed them and from the automatically invoced login screen i then shutdown the system without login in again. And today I was finally able to start claws mail with no problems this time.
So I'm going to watch and see whether that was the trouble maker here.
I've got nearly the same thing going on here... fresh install of Xubuntu 13.04 that was working fine until a few days ago; now it randomly logs me out after I try closing all the windows that were open the last time it kicked me out. Sometimes I'll get those all closed, and then about five seconds later it just dumps me back to the login window; other times I might make it far enough to try and *manually* logout or shutdown or open a window to configure session startup options, but as soon as I do, I get logged out again.
It was working fine, up until a couple days ago... about when I applied the most recent batch(es) of updates.
Same machine (Lenovo T530) dual-boots back into Win7Pro with no issues, and I've spent a fair amount of time running MemTest so I don't think its the hardware itself.
Any ideas? I can get to the console via Ctrl+Alt+F1 and look at the log files, but not sure what I'm looking for in this instance.
after my last post above within one day the problems reapeared! But since the updates to the system yesterday, may 25th, to kernel .22 they seem to have been resolved for good. I'm just now running applications that were on start causing the logout problem, e.g. Gooogle Earth, and now they work.
I now installed the patch that memilanuk described and for 10 minutes now the system is running stable :-)
Thanks to everybody who tried to help. The real difficulty with this bug is the variety of actions that might or might not trigger it. It also made the wording to search for a already filed bug report very complicated.
Anyway it seems to work now, and if not, this morning I installed an additional HDD and will install Knoppix on it after the next crash.