unwanted logout in xfce

JD jd1008 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 3 15:18:25 UTC 2011

On 10/03/2011 08:04 AM, Stuart McGraw wrote:
> I am a refugee from Fedora 15's Gnome-3 that has found
> refuge in Xfce.  I'm am only sad that Gnome-3 didn't come
> out sooner so I could find Xfce sooner -- it meets my needs
> and expectations very well.
> However, I am having one issue since I changed... I leave
> my machine on and running overnight (have a bittorrent
> client running) but the next morning I find I am logged
> out.  This happened again last night.  According the logs
> there was no reboot.  'last' is hard to interpret but I
> *think* it shows I left the machine around 22:56 last
> night and was logged out at 23:33.
> I have not been able to find any setting that might be
> responsible for this.  Any suggestions about where to look?
> (This is a desktop machine and power management is set
> to "none" on external power.  Screensaver is set for 30 min
> but not set to logout or even lock screen and test this
> morning indicates it is not culprit.)
A possible culprit:
Check all the bash rc files in your home dir and in /etc
and look for the variable TMOUT
If set, auto-logout will take place after the number of
seconds that TMOUT is set to.

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