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This article is from the Frequently Asked Questions for Linux, the Free/Open Source UNIX-like operating system kernel that runs on many modern computer systems. Maintained by David C. Merrill with numerous contributions by others. (v1.0).

143. No Utmp Entry. You Must Exec ... when Logging In

A: Your /var/run/utmp is screwed up. You should have

 /var/run/utmp                                                               

in your /etc/rc.local or /etc/rc.d/*. See If I Screwed Up the System and Can't Log In, How Can I Fix It?. Note that the utmp may also be found in /var /adm/ or /etc/ on some older systems.

 

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