unwanted logout in xfce

Kevin Fenzi kevin at scrye.com
Mon Oct 3 15:24:38 UTC 2011

On Mon, 03 Oct 2011 09:04:06 -0600
Stuart McGraw <smcg4191 at frii.com> 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.)

Possibly you hit a screensaver that's crashing your X server? 
Try setting it to just 'blank' for a while?

also, look at ~/.xsession-errors for any crashes or other info.

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