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Description of problem:
When GiveConsole is executed the utmp entry created via sessreg gets the pid of the GiveConsole process. As the pid is invalid when GiveConsole terminates these entries are not displayed by who, last, ... by default.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
A fix is:
--- GiveConsole 2006/01/16 06:06:15 1.1
+++ GiveConsole 2006/01/16 06:06:24
@@ -8,5 +8,5 @@
# causing serious grief.
chown $USER /dev/console
-/usr/X11R6/bin/sessreg -a -w "/var/log/wtmp" -u "/var/run/utmp" \
+exec /usr/X11R6/bin/sessreg -a -w "/var/log/wtmp" -u "/var/run/utmp" \
-x "/etc/X11/xdm/Xservers" -l $DISPLAY -h "" $USER
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Fixed in xorg-x11-xdm-1.0.5-5.fc6