I'm still really new to linux, so I haven't gotten around to learning how to use log files.
I left my laptop on overnight, and I came back this morning to find a weird folder in my home directory. I don't remember seeing it there throughout the day before I went AFK at 3pm, but it says it was created at 9:55am.
File: '栯浯⽥敭档捡睯ⸯ慣档⽥敷止瑩椯潣摮瑡扡獡e' Size: 4096 Blocks: 8 IO Block: 4096 directory Device: 804h/2052d Inode: 2231938 Links: 2 Access: (0700/drwx------) Uid: ( 1000/mechacow) Gid: ( 1000/mechacow) Access: 2016-09-21 07:47:07.406956104 -0400 Modify: 2016-09-20 09:55:45.511971378 -0400 Change: 2016-09-21 07:47:02.826910157 -0400 Birth: -
I decided to invesitgate, and was told that /var/log/auth.log could help me. I found some weird activity that stuck out from the rest of the log that happened about twenty minutes prior to the last time the file was modified. I'm not literate enough in this stuff to know what it means.
Sep 20 09:27:03 Lynxegon polkitd(authority=local): Operator of unix-session:c1 FAILED to authenticate to gain authorization for action org.nemo.root for unix-process:3530:2757 [nemo -n] (owned by unix-user:mechacow) Sep 20 09:27:03 Lynxegon pkexec: mechacow: Error executing command as another user: Request dismissed [USER=root] [TTY=unknown] [CWD=/home/mechacow] [COMMAND=/usr/bin/nemo /home/mechacow/Desktop] Sep 20 09:33:56 Lynxegon polkitd(authority=local): Operator of unix-session:c1 successfully authenticated as unix-user:mechacow to gain TEMPORARY authorization for action org.freedesktop.udisks2.open-device for system-bus-name::1.2366 [/usr/bin/gnome-disks --gapplication-service] (owned by unix-user:mechacow) Sep 20 09:48:43 Lynxegon cinnamon-screensaver-dialog: gkr-pam: unlocked login keyring Sep 20 09:48:56 Lynxegon gnome-screensaver-dialog: gkr-pam: unlocked login keyring
I'm assuming the last two lines are just me coming back to my computer and logging in from my lock screen, but that was the first time I could find an instance of me having to log in to both the cinnamon lock screen and what I'm assuming is the default gnome lock screen. Since then my lock screen has been behaving bizarrely, sometimes making me log in from two lock screens in a row. I just assumed it was some glitch from using cinnamon on Ubuntu (I've already seen and fixed a lot of them), but now I'm not sure if they are related.
Does anybody have any ideas about what might have occurred here?
EDIT: My syslog doesn't contain anything prior to me logging in this morning at 7:35am