Originally Posted by dragunu
whats the default owner of a linux system cause i just did chown root:myuser
Maybe not such a good idea. Did you use the -R option? This would have changed the ownership of all of the files on your system. Perhaps a tedious problem to fix.
On gentoo and Ubuntu the owner:group of the / directory and all of its contents is root:root.
What distro are you using?
If you want to know how many users there are on your system, try
In short, different programs use different users - this is designed for system security, to isolate programs from each other.