Hi I am a home user (and by no means a systems administrator whatsoever) of Rocky 8.8 Workstation with Gnome desktop.
I noticed by chance today that I had 2 users running on my system.
I do not know much about Linux users but I ended up running the “w” command that gave the following output when Firefox is running:
USER TTY FROM LOGIN@ IDLE JCPU PCPU WHAT main seat0 login- 17:22 0.00s 0.00s 0.00s /usr/libexec/gdm-wayland-session --register-session gnome-session main tty2 tty2 17:22 8:01 2:50 0.21s /usr/lib64/firefox/firefox -contentproc -childID 28 -isForBrowser -prefsLen 30120 -prefMapSiz
I would like to ask the following:
Is it ok to have my username being mentioned twice? IE this is not a hack into my system or anything?
I assume “/gdm-wayland-session --register-session gnome-session” represents me logged into Rocky and this is normal - is this correct?
I dont understand why there would be a second instance of my username associated with “/usr/lib64/firefox/firefox” - I would assume there would be a single user “main” that is running firefox, not firefox running as second instance of my user name. Is this ok / normal? Is there anything to be concerned about here?
Thanks ahead of time…