Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 5564
Users using RXVT, gnome-terminal, Eterm and KVT are NOT shown under who or w command
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:52 EDT
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 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/
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
synflood tty2 - 1:06am 47:26 47.45s
Any comment please e-mail me for more details..
these terminals need to be explicitly told to make utmp entries. For instance,
on gnome-terminal, do