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Old 06-20-2003, 07:40 AM   #1
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New to linux.. question about "users"

How many users should i be seeing when i should be the only one on my system and i run the command "top"..?
Old 06-20-2003, 09:32 AM   #2
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If you are the only one logged in and you are running at the console (text level) not the X Window level, i would have expected you to see 1 user.

If you are in X and have opened a terminal window to run top, then you would see 2 (one for the instance of 'you' that logged in and ran X, and another one for the other instance of 'you' that is running inthe terminal window.

(I'm no expert, but this is how I think it works.)
Old 06-20-2003, 09:36 AM   #3
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how many user you see depends on how many services are running.

In a text-based shell there should be at least 2 users, you and root.

if you're running apache then there is also an user apache (or other name, depents on the distro). Or an user mysql if you're running mysql... and so on ....



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