Bug 5564 - Users using RXVT, gnome-terminal, Eterm and KVT are NOT shown under who or w command
Summary: Users using RXVT, gnome-terminal, Eterm and KVT are NOT shown under who or w ...
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rxvt
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Preston Brown
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Reported: 1999-10-05 05:57 UTC by mbartsch
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-01-14 02:55:19 UTC

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Description mbartsch 1999-10-05 05:57:42 UTC
i assigned it under rxvt, maybe it is a utemper or glibc
problem, but as i don't had more information i just put it
under rxvt...

under Lorax 6.0.55 when you use a Eterm or gnome-terminal,
and you use who or w command, you can see what PTY you had
assigned, under 6.1 (Update From 6.0.55) the didn't
show up, but PTY are allocated.

[synflood@ENDOR RPMS]$ ls -al /dev/pts/
total 36
drwxr-xr-x   2 root     root            0 Oct  5 01:06 .
drwxr-xr-x   5 root     root        36864 Oct  5 01:06 ..
crw--w----   1 synflood tty      136,   0 Oct  5 01:54 0
crw--w----   1 synflood tty      136,   1 Oct  5 01:54 1
but who or w only shows the users at the VT's not the PTY's

[synflood@ENDOR RPMS]$ w
  1:55am  up 49 min,  2 users,  load average: 0.10, 0.30,
USER     TTY      FROM              LOGIN@   IDLE   JCPU
root     tty1     -                 1:06am 20:09   0.12s
0.11s  -bash
synflood tty2     -                 1:06am 47:26  47.45s
0.01s  startx

Any comment please e-mail me for more details..

Comment 1 Preston Brown 2000-01-14 02:55:59 UTC
these terminals need to be explicitly told to make utmp entries.  For instance,
on gnome-terminal, do

gnome-terminal --utmp

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