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Bug 7621

Summary: KDE kvt does not update /var/run/utmp
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: roberto
Component: kdebaseAssignee: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer <bero>
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Version: 6.1   
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Hardware: i386   
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Description roberto 1999-12-06 06:59:42 UTC
The KDE virtual terminal program (kvt) does not update entries in
/var/run/utmp. This means that users do not appear in the 'who' and 'w'
commands. With 'chmod u+s /usr/bin/kvt' the proper behaviour results, but
this may not be the proper solution (e.g. xterm is NOT suid=root and it is
able to update the /var/run/utmp file).

Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 1999-12-08 14:54:59 UTC
Use konsole instead. kvt is obsolete and will be removed in the next version.

------- Email From  Roberto Togneri <> 12/08/99 18:17 -------
Attached to Bug # 7621.