Automatic log off - why??

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by moez, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. moez macrumors regular

    Jun 6, 2007

    Recently, I have had this problem when my system logs off automatically. Usually in the middle of using VLC (most probably moving the window from one place to another), it just logs off. No error or anything else is shown. I could relogin and start my work normally.

    Have restarted my computer after the second incident but the problem still persisted. Any idead why this could be so??

    I have a MacBook Pro 3,1 2.2 GHz. 4GB RAM and 500 GB Seagate 7200 ST9500420AS hard drive.

    Thanks for the help.
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    System Preferences -> Security

    Is the "Log off after X minutes" option checked?
  3. celticpride678

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boston, MA
    Check to see if "Log out after X minutes of inactivity" is checked off in System Preferences>Security
  4. moez thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 6, 2007
    Nope its not checked. Its usually on the whole night so no problem in that department either.

    [Edit:] Infact I was doing some work in all those times. But hey were not processor intensive tasks... no 1080p video (never works), no video editing etc.
  5. moez thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 6, 2007
  6. regolo macrumors newbie

    Aug 30, 2013

    the log-out security option solved my problem, I was looking on how to solve it for a while. Cheers.

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