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xdm and sessreg

dksayers
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I am trying to determin who is connected via an X Terminal
I have added lines into Xstartup and Xreset to use sessreg
to add an entry into utmp and wtmp. Last finds the entrys
by w or who do not. I need w or who to report the entrys.
my sessreg line is:
sessreg -a -l $DISPLAY -x /usr/bin/X11/lib/xdm/Xservers $USER
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last uses /var/adm/wtmpx, and w and who looks in /var/adm/utmp.
That's on solaris. Try to tell sessreg ( I don't have it ) to update utmp.
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It seems the problem is to do with running the sessreg. I found
that under my Linux system sessreg needs to be run as the same
process (using exec) because sessreg would get the PPID of
the Xstartup which terminates on completion. exec'ing sessreg
gets the PPID of the Xserver itself....
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