Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 6537
Utemp entry not created for gnome-terminal
Last modified: 2013-04-02 00:13:34 EDT
an entry in utmp is not created with gnome-terminal,
thus running who does not show a user logged on, and this
interferes with standard utilities like talk and write.
utmp entries are per-session not per-terminal, but you can enable them with
command line flags. use --help to see all cmd line options.