?? using sessreg and xterm +ut to update /etc/utmp

?? using sessreg and xterm +ut to update /etc/utmp

Post by Klaus ZLOE » Fri, 27 May 1994 21:33:50



Having following problems:
if i login via xdm, the /etc/utmp and /etc/wtmp files are not touched,
i found out that i have to add a script (Displ....*Xstartup:Xstartup
and Displ....*Xreset:Xreset) where u- and wtmp are updated.
There i have to call sessreg -a .... and sessreg -d ...
Well, it does not work. sessreg tells me : wrong argument in lseek
all files (/usr/X386/lib/xdm/Xservers and /etc/ttys) exists.

second, i want xterm to log to u- and wtmp too, but xterm +ut does not work
??
thanks in advance

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1. xdm adding utmp entrys using sessreg: Problems

I am running RH5 and I have several X terminals networked. I also have
a FreeBSD machine.

I am trying to make xdm add utmp entrys so I can use 'w' to view who
has logged into their X termial. I have added entrys in xdm-config
to use Xstartup and Xreset. In these files I have calls to sessreg.

/usr/bin/X11/sessreg -a -l $DISPLAY -x /var/db/Xservers.sessreg $USER

The utmp entry is added but as soon as the Xstartup script
is complete w will no longer report the utmp entry. who still works.

Why does this happen.

Linux machine
bash$ w
 10:20am  up  1:40h,  2 users,  load average: 0.01, 0.01, 0.00

daryl    ttyp1   8:51am   0:00   0:01   0:00 w
bash$ who
daryl    ttyp1    Jul  3 08:51 (bigd)
logtst   da23:0  Jul  3 08:52 (da23.ci.com.au:0)

Doing the same thing on my FreeBSD machine runs flawlessly. eg:

bash$ w
logtst            da23:0  Jul  3 07:39   (da23:0)
bash$ who

logtst   mor da23:0           Fri08AM     0 -

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