Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 2366
XDM does not create utmp entries
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:50 EDT
When logging into RH Linux via xdm the lastlog files are
not updated. Thus, a 'w' or 'who' command would show the
user as logged in, but a finger of the user would not show
them as logged in.
I have had this problem on several Red Hat systems.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 2010 ***