why the command of "who" dosen't work while i login through xdm

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-stable-local at be-well.no-ip.com
Mon Aug 16 12:33:47 PDT 2004

Doug White <dwhite at gumbysoft.com> writes:

> On Fri, 13 Aug 2004, [gb2312] leo wrote:
> > Hello,
> > The version of FreeBSD I use is 4.10.
> >
> > After I login the system through the xdm from a remote
> > machine which runs the simulated X terminal.I start
> > the kde enviornment in the .xsession file under the ~/
> >  directory. after the kde started.I open konsole of
> > kde(version 1.3.2) and type the command of who, and
> > the konsole tells me that there nobody login to the
> > system. neither i can see anybody has logined the
> > system in the local terminal.It's a surpring
> > phenomena.
> konsole is not writing utmp entires it appears.  I'll have to check this
> on my work box (which is on -CURRENT) but I think its fixed in later
> versions of konsole.  The login records are a function of whatever spawns
> the terminal, which is usually login(8) but in X its usually xterm.

xterm(1) can be told whether to write into utmp.  I have no idea about
konsole, but I'm pretty sure that xconsole(1) cannot.

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