w stopped working?

Eamonn Sullivan eamonn.sullivan at gmail.com
Sun Oct 30 17:38:58 GMT 2005


On 30/10/05, Robbo <ml at the-view.eclipse.co.uk> wrote:
> On Sun, 2005-10-30 at 15:07 +0000, Eamonn Sullivan wrote:
> > I use the w command often when working on Ubuntu because I primarily
> > use it from a wirelessly connected laptop via VNC. I use w to check if
> > any of my kids are logged in on the computer (which is on the other
> > side of the house), if i need to restart or do anything cpu intensive.
> > Normally, when I run the command, i'd see myself and who ever is
> > logged on upstairs (or via another vncserver connection) like user:0
> > or user:1. However, in the last week or so w stopped working. Now I
> > just get:
> >
> > esullivan at gandalf:~ $ w
> >  15:03:32 up 1 day, 16:14,  2 users,  load average: 1.20, 0.89, 0.93
> > USER     TTY      FROM              LOGIN@   IDLE   JCPU   PCPU WHAT
> > esullivan at gandalf:~ $
> >
> >
>
> w gets it's information from /var/run/utmp, check if this file exists
> and has the permissions of -rw-rw-r-- (664).

Yep, it's there and has those permissions.

-Eamonn




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