Devuan bug report logs - #301
slim logins don't get registered in utmp

Package: slim; Reported by: Ralph Ronnquist <>;
Date: Thu, 7 Mar 2019 10:03:01 UTC;
Done: Mark Hindley <>;
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Subject: bug#301: slim logins don't get registered in utmp
Date: Thu, 7 Mar 2019 18:40:06 +0000
From: Mark Hindley <>

On Thu, Mar 07, 2019 at 08:55:43PM +1100, Ralph Ronnquist wrote:
> 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)...

XDG_SESSION_COOKIE is set by consolekit. elogind doesn't set it, so that makes
me think your beowulf VM which is working OK is using elogind rather than
consolekit. Can you check?



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