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Old 10-10-2006, 10:55 AM   #1
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Why does who show me logged in twice?


I'm sure this is a real newbie question, but none of my usual sources seem to be able to answer it for me.

Whenever I check uptime on my system, I always see an extra user logged in, like this:

[dale@brusod ~]$ uptime
08:48:09 up 7 days, 21:43, 2 users, load average: 0.09, 0.05, 0.08

When I run who, I see that it is me-- twice, like this:

[dale@brusod ~]$ who
dale :0 2006-10-10 08:09
dale pts/1 2006-10-10 08:10 (:0.0)

Can anyone explain why I show up as two users when I'm only logged in one time?


Old 10-10-2006, 11:05 AM   #2
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each time I login to a virtual terminal (ALT+F2 etc) I get a n entry against tty1,tty2 etc
when I create a new gnome terminal window in X I get another entry against pts/1 pts/2 etc.
Who seems to be counting shells not logins.


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