w vivek and uptime show two running users on my system

Asked by joseph barham on 2012-12-28

just checked w vivek and uptime in my terminal and am showing two users. i am the only one using this computer. why would two users be listed? does this mean someone else is logged in that i don't know about?

~$ w vivek
 13:45:46 up 1:17, 2 users, load average: 0.27, 0.17, 0.18
USER TTY FROM LOGIN@ IDLE JCPU PCPU WHAT

~$ uptime
 13:45:52 up 1:17, 2 users, load average: 0.23, 0.16, 0.17

Question information

Language:
English Edit question
Status:
Answered
For:
Ubuntu ubuntu-meta Edit question
Assignee:
No assignee Edit question
Last query:
2012-12-28
Last reply:
2012-12-29

You may be the only user, but you can also SSH to the same system and run 2 sessions as the same user. One in the GUI (TTY7) and the other on the CLI (TTY2 probably). Linux is a tRUE multi-user OS, unlike Windows and this is fully possible.

Can you help with this problem?

Provide an answer of your own, or ask joseph barham for more information if necessary.

To post a message you must log in.