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Old 05-21-2005, 01:10 AM   #1
MichaelD
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uptime shows 3 users on system when there is only me. Is this normal?


Here is a report displayed after typing uptime in a console

07:03:13 up 1:52, 3 users, load average: 0.59, 0.66, 0.63

Weird since I'm the only person supposed to be using my system at home.

Could it be that I have logged in and out of the root account so it's showing that way or have I got unwelcome intruders?
 
Old 05-21-2005, 01:32 AM   #2
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you should have your user account and root will have running processes too.you might be seeing the print server (lp) running also.then there's nobody,big sister,and others that could be running also.run "top" in a console to get a list of running processes and who they belong to.this will give you a better idea of what is actually happening.
 
Old 05-21-2005, 01:49 AM   #3
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Thanks. I still have a lot to learn. I've only been using Linux for a couple of weeks or so.
 
Old 05-21-2005, 11:05 PM   #4
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you should have your user account and root will have running processes too.you might be seeing the print server (lp) running also.then there's nobody,big sister,and others that could be running also.run "top" in a console to get a list of running processes and who they belong to.this will give you a better idea of what is actually happening.
Yeah ... Or you could just type who to get a list of users actually logged in, what TTY they're logged in on, where they logged in from (if remote), how long they've been on, and what they're doing ...

Daemon processes don't show an active user login on uptime's output. That number is the number of active logins on a host at the time uptime is run.

 
  


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