Opened 13 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

#776 closed task (wontfix)

Can't log out of the ISO

Reported by: hamish Owned by: live-demo@…
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: OSGeoLive Keywords: 5.0, iso



5.0rc2 ISO.

as reported by others, and I see it too, when you boot using the ISO it seems impossible to log out.

the first time you click on "are you sure you want to log out?" it seems to do nothing. the second time you try you get this error message:

Failed to log out.
Session manager must be in idle state
when requesting a shutdown

I haven't experienced this in the VM.7zip version. (although technically I am running the ISO in a VM, but I think others reported it once the ISO was installed onto a USB drive & booted natively)

if I look at ps fax | less I can see [xfce4-session] <defunct>


  • it's a read-only file system & you can't hurt it: just power off the PC and all will be ok in the morning. (maybe not so healthy for a USB install)
  • killall xfce4-session : takes you back to the login screen
  • sudo poweroff : shuts down the disc

hmm, I was thinking it might be molly-guard, but that package isn't installed.

this seems to work on a stock xubuntu CD, even if I remove the indicator-messages package.

?, Hamish

Change history (2)

comment:1 by camerons, 13 years ago

Priority: normalminor

Work around provided by providing log out icons on the desktop.

Change priority to minor.

comment:2 by kalxas, 12 years ago

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

Works in chroot method

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