Re: 'w' doesn't show X session users
It's not just xterm, but also rxvt. So unless they were both changed
simultaneously, I'd tend to suspect it's a library or something else
that's shared which has changed...
On Thu, 7 May 1998, Norbert Veber wrote:
> On Thu, May 07, 1998 at 12:33:21AM -0400, Steve Hsieh wrote:
> > Subject says it all. The user shows up on 'last', but not on 'w'. This
> > is a recent problem that started roughly around when the latest xserver*
> > debs were placed in hamm..
> > Any one know what the problem is?
> I'm not sure if this is right, but I assume this is what happened:
> This goes back to a previous bug in xterm where it would update the wtmp
> when you run it, but not remove you from it once you quit the xterm
> (something about it giving up root privs too soon), so I assume that too
> many people complained, and wtmp updating was dissabled untill this bug is
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