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Old 10-18-2004, 09:39 PM   #1
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No Users logged in X


when I log in using xorg into *any* of my WM's (kde3.3.0 and enlightenment) there are no users logged in.
who shows no one and neither does gkrellm2

when I log in to vc/1 -> vc/6 (ie from terminal - not X) I get logged in normally and who shows up a user

no users are logged in when I open a terminal in X either

anyone know what is causing it?

I suspect it is something to do with calling a bash shell to launch X but I am not sure

please help
Old 10-19-2004, 02:56 AM   #2
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what does this say -->#who -a

did you alias "who" by any chance???
Old 10-19-2004, 03:57 AM   #3
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who -a
Oct 19 16:23 4037 id=rc term=0 exit=0
run-level 3 Oct 19 16:23 last=S
Oct 19 16:24 6883 id=l3 term=0 exit=0
LOGIN tty1 Oct 19 16:33 15292 id=c1
LOGIN tty2 Oct 19 16:24 7981 id=c2
LOGIN tty3 Oct 19 16:24 7982 id=c3
LOGIN tty4 Oct 19 16:24 7983 id=c4
LOGIN tty5 Oct 19 16:24 7984 id=c5
LOGIN tty6 Oct 19 16:24 7985 id=c6
Oct 19 16:24 7986 id=x term=0 exit=0

it isn't a problem with who it is a problem with regestering a login when logging in with entrance

BTW: did you notice any irony about our usernames....


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