Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 36990
Many extra users when typing
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:00 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0b; Windows NT 5.0)
After computer has been running for a while, when i hit the "W" command it
shows several more users then are actually on. Example: I am only one on
computer but it shows there are 4 users on the computer. Noone else even
has access to this box at all. I don't show any logins, bash prompts or
anything that would make me think i opened a new shell.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. For me I just power on box
2. let it run its normal cron, etc, jobs and use like i always do
3. I run a mail, and web server but no other features..
This smells like a util-linux problem with utmp/wtmp handling. Changing
I ran up2date 2 days ago and got the mngetty fixes. The problem hasn't
surfaced since. Is there a connection? Just trying to help..
Problem is still there... Now saying i have 4 users... I am only one with any
access to this server so i know this is not the case. just more info...
update: How I reproduce it is to start X windows and then when i close out of
it , it still shows the xtra user. Is anyone still working on this? Thanks
How are you starting and exiting X? from the command line, or gdm?
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 43916 ***