Today I noticed many files in my home directory mostly with long names of random letters and numbers. File says some are PEM certificate, some JSON data, JPEG, etc. They could be from web browsing but I didn’t open Firefox today. Firefox about:cache says “~/.cache/mozilla…”.
I did change my default group today. I rebooted.
Some files with the same names are in “~/.cache/mesa_shader_cache/”.
ps -u MY_USER:
PID TTY TIME CMD
4474 ? 00:00:00 systemd
4476 ? 00:00:00 (sd-pam)
4490 ? 00:00:00 sshd
4491 pts/6 00:00:00 bash
5012 ? 00:00:00 dbus-broker-lau
5013 ? 00:00:00 dbus-broker
5044 ? 00:00:00 gvfsd
5049 ? 00:00:00 gvfsd-fuse
5056 ? 00:00:00 xdg-desktop-por
5060 ? 00:00:00 xdg-document-po
5063 ? 00:00:00 xdg-permission-
5088 ? 00:00:00 pipewire
5089 ? 00:00:00 wireplumber
5107 ? 00:00:00 gnome-keyring-d
5135 ? 00:00:00 at-spi-bus-laun
6671 ? 00:00:00 gvfsd-trash
6689 ? 00:00:00 gvfs-udisks2-vo
6694 ? 00:00:00 gvfs-gphoto2-vo
6698 ? 00:00:00 gvfs-goa-volume
6701 ? 00:00:00 goa-daemon
6710 ? 00:00:00 goa-identity-se
6712 ? 00:00:00 gvfs-mtp-volume
6725 ? 00:00:00 dconf-service
12882 pts/6 00:00:00 ps
Switched to multi-user. Any user login now shows:
PID TTY TIME CMD
15307 ? 00:00:00 systemd
15310 ? 00:00:00 (sd-pam)
15324 ? 00:00:00 sshd
15325 pts/6 00:00:00 bash
15359 pts/6 00:00:00 ps
So what does the command:
ls -l ~/ show for the group owner of the files in your home directory.
What were you intending to achieve by changing your default group?
The new default group is the group owner of the files in my home directory. I needed to make my user match our standard installation.
This isn’t a question for RL then. Who ever set your org standard needs to explain how it is supposed to work.
It is more likely that they want you to become a member of a system group not change your user default group.
Since you are not providing any details we can only speculate.
I am the only administrator for this PC. This is for me to test our kiosk application. When a customer PC is built, my co-worker in Georgia runs our installation script as root and certain users are added and added to a group which gives us the same menus as the engineer group. Maybe we should have just added ourselves to the engineer group but this has worked for a long time. But the PC with the problem was installed by me and I was already on the system when the script was run so I was not in the correct group.
I logged in as a different user, renamed my home directory (for later reference if necessary), and ran the “users” script again. Now I am in the correct group and I have not seen the problem again.
Is it normal now that for a user that has just logged in, ps shows systemd and (ssh-pam) in addition to the sshd and bash I see on older systems?