How to properly log out from Linux/Gnome

When you're done with your work, please log out from the pool computer you're using. Do not suspend; do not “switch user”; and do not shutdown or power off the computer.

For the Gnome desktop used with our Linux pool machines, this can be difficult to find when first trying.

Step one: move the mouse pointer to the upper right corner of the screen. There should be a small on/off button symbol and a small triangle. Click that. A new rectangle window with a few controls should open:

In the middle row, there will be your login name. Click that. A second control window opens:

Click the words “Log Out”. You'll see a confirmation window:

Click the “Log Out” button again, or wait a minute, and you're done!

pnas_en/poolb/logout.txt · Last modified: 2016/02/24 14:36 by ignatios