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Subject: bug#301: slim logins don't get registered in utmp To: Devuan Bug Tracking System <email@example.com> From: Ralph Ronnquist <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Thu, 7 Mar 2019 20:55:43 +1100 Package: slim Version: 1.3.6-5+devuan6 slim doesn't seem to update /var/run/utmp and /var/log/wtmp anymore? ........... also previous versions of slim: I'm still getting the 'w' report: ------ 08:06:53 up 0 min, 0 users, load average: 0.29, 0.08, 0.02 USER TTY FROM LOGIN@ IDLE JCPU PCPU WHAT ------ Likewise, 'last' tells about reboot and tty1 login(s) but not my 'slim' logins. I getting the same with the previous slim distributions as well; I returned to 1.3.6-5.1+devuan2 just to verify, and I've now also gone "back" to 1.3.6-5+devuan4, which 'apt-cache policy slim' claims is the jessie version; the 'w' report stays the same (also after reboots). So, apparently 'slim' since long ago believes something else is responsible for registring the session(s), but that something else doesn't agree. Maybe that's down to 'consolekit', then? ......... [addition by wirelessduck via email@example.com] I’m running consolekit with lightdm on a regular ascii. I just installed slim alongside lightdm and set it as default. Rebooted and logged in via slim. I get nothing listed when running 'w' and 'who'. Checking output of 'last' shows the reboot time correctly but my slim login doesn’t appear at all. I switched back to lightdm and I see my user appearing in the output of both 'w' and 'who'. The 'last' output also shows my lightdm login from tty7. I should note that this login account comes from winbind, but I don’t think that should be affecting this at all? —Tom .............. Further on this: I've also got a dist-upgraded beowulf with a no-install-recommends installation of task-xfce-desktop, and this one is fine wrt 'w'/'last' report for slim using consolekt, and still fine when I downgraded consolekit to the ascii version. The newest 'slim' is fine btw. A little bit of digging tells me that my laptop has XDG_SESSION_COOKIE set which my beowulf VM doesn't. That difference might be enough to steer things differently for /etc/X11/Xsession.d/90consolekit, which (by guesswork) has a significant decision point about the session startup. Basically, X startup only runs /usr/bin/ck-launch-session if the variable is unset (at that time). Someone who knows stuff might kindly pull me right, but now I'm chasing the reason why may latop gets XDG_SESSION_COOKIE set (while my beowulf VM doesn't)... Ralph.