I have this peculiar problem, which I hope some one can help me to solve it.
I use xubuntu 20.05, up to date (on Asus prime x470-pro MB, BIOS V5843)
Every time I login, there is a popup requesting for authentication, saying: An application is attempting to perform an action ...
Investigation showed that there is a file in /tmp with this contents:
#!/bin/bash chown -h -R 1000 "/home/jw/Dropbox" chmod -R u+rwX "/home/jw/Dropbox" echo Done
In spite of numerous
finds I was not able to trace its source.
Deleting this file removes the request and cancelling the request removes the file in
In auth.log there are corresponding lines like:
pkexec: jw: Error executing command as another user: Request dismissed [USER=root] [TTY=unknown] [CWD=/home/jw] [COMMAND=/bin/sh /tmp/tmp0b3kwgk6]: 1 Time(s)
Now I do remember vaguely that long ago under bionic 18.04, I had some problems syncing Dropbox files that belonged to another user, but I do not remember the details of its invocation. These popups appeared also before, under bionic.
I was surprised (and annoyed) to see them also in focal. Today I purged all dropbox software and made a fresh install, to no avail.
I inspected all
initramfs, also to no avail.
Last hope is to get a pointer from the community.