LXDM logins not being logged in utmp

Bug #1201134 reported by Jani Uusitalo on 2013-07-14
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lxdm (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

This is basically the same as bug #870297, but for LXDM.

Systems using LXDM have no entries in the utmp record for logins, so tools like 'w' and 'who' do not show LXDM sessions.

1. Start Lubuntu system
2. Log into session
3. Open gnome-terminal
4. Run 'who' command

Expected result:
You should see TWO entries (the first is from LXDM, the second is from gnome-terminal):
 pts/0 YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM (:0)

Observed result:
You see only one entry:
 pts/0 YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM (:0)

Additional info:
Used gnome-terminal just for consistency with the LightDM report; lxterminal also doesn't seem to update login records so if you use it instead, observed result is actually "no entries at all" (and issue for another report). Also, bug #1027805 about wtmp records is similarly applicable to LXDM, but that remains to be fixed even in LightDM...

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: lxdm 0.4.1-0ubuntu6
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-50.76-generic 3.2.48
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-50-generic i686
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu17.4
Architecture: i386
Date: Sun Jul 14 18:50:56 2013
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release i386 (20101007)
MarkForUpload: True
SourcePackage: lxdm
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to precise on 2012-07-30 (348 days ago)

Jani Uusitalo (uusijani) wrote :
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