OpenWindows Advanced User's Guide

1.7 Quitting the OpenWindows Environment

Once you have displayed the OpenWindows software and are working in the windows environment, you cannot log out as you would from a standard SunOS command-line session. You must first exit from the windows environment and then log out.

If you type logout at a shell prompt, you see the message:

Not login shell.

To exit from the OpenWindows environment, follow these steps:

  1. Position the mouse so that the arrow (pointer) is on the background of your screen (the workspace).

  2. Press the MENU mouse button.

    The Workspace menu appears, presenting several options.

  3. Drag the pointer down the menu until you highlight the last menu item, Exit.

  4. Release the mouse button.

    A popup window appears, asking you to confirm that you want to exit the window system.

  5. Position the pointer on Exit and click the SELECT mouse button.

    After a few moments all the windows are dismissed and the system prompt appears in the lower left corner of your screen.