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Force User logout

I've setup my macs to logout the user after 60 minutes of inactivity, but there are many, many times that this doesn't occur. mail hangs. some save dialog box was left open, who knows. Is there a ...
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MacBook Pro 3,1 (2007), running 10.6.8, sudden logout, window_server crash

I have a 2007 MacBook Pro 3,1. The logic board, graphics card, and hard disk were replaced in October 2009. Sometime in the last few months the machine began to 'spontaneously logout' - I'll be ...
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OSX Mavericks doesn't reboot/shutdown/logout from menubar

sudo reboot or sudo halt works when executed from terminal. But, Apple Logo -> Shutdown/Restart/Log Out User doesn't work. Strangely, Apple Logo -> Sleep works. I've executed bunch of defaults write ...
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MacOS X Randomly Logs out while working

A friend of mine experiences the following behaviour while using a macbook quite normally (no heavy loads, etc.). She is returned to her log in screen and apparently logged out, because after logging ...
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How to script a logout while screen is locked?

I want to log out a user via a shell script, after a delay. However, there's a few other issues: User does not have admin and/or root. Logout must complete even if screen is locked. Currently, I'm ...
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Eject Disk Image at logout with AppleScipt?

I would like to know how to use AppleScript to write a script that automatically ejects a disk image whenever the user logs out of their account. This script would be the complementary inverse to a ...