System messsages are not showed

Created by David Caro on on 2012-01-05
Keywords:
wtmp utmp wall

In the latest stable version of libvte for ubuntu (at least), there is a bug that prevents vte from writing the wtmp and utmp entries, making the wall, w, who, last, etc. programs unaware of the new terminals spawned.

A workaround for this problem can be found in the bug's report: lp:864609.

Essentially is execute this:
# cd /usr/lib
# sudo ln -s libvte9 vte

The bug is fixed for future versions of libvte.

Debian bug: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=645104