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Bug 7621 - KDE kvt does not update /var/run/utmp
Summary: KDE kvt does not update /var/run/utmp
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kdebase
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-12-06 06:59 UTC by roberto
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-12-08 14:54:25 UTC

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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 kvt is obsolete and will be removed in the next version.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.

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