sessreg/xdm wtmp problem, Solaris 2.3

sessreg/xdm wtmp problem, Solaris 2.3

Post by Timothy Mart » Thu, 06 Jul 1995 04:00:00

I have the following problem on my Solaris 2.3 systems.

When sessreg is invoked by the xdm Xstartup script, the entry that is
created in the wtmp file is flagged as a dead process.  For this reason
a "who" or "finger" command does not show a user logged in via xdm.

If I manually perform a sessreg, the wtmp entry is OK.

What may be going on with the environment when sessreg is invoked by xdm
Xstartup that causes the wtmp entry to be dead?