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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 12:07 pm    Post subject: Rootless X Reply with quote

There's a bit of talk going on over on Phoronix about Rootless X. I like the idea of that very much, but so far all of the discussion seems to be tying it to systemd. I'm sure that's not really necessary, but don't understand what the real requirements are. Before I start digging, does anyone else have a grip on this one? I thought the real problem was more with the input devices and some sort of kernel-level revocation of access rights thereof.

Nouveau Becomes Friendly Towards Non-Root X Server
http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTY1Njk
plus contains a pointer to more non-root X articles.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Last month we wrote about Red Hat working on a suid root wrapper for the X.org Server and other improvements being led by Red Hat's Hans de Goede to run Xorg in more configurations without needing root support.


Um, using an suid root wrapper IS using root support. :roll:

Edit to add: I also don't see using an suid root wrapper being more secure than just letting it run as root.
It's easy enough to write things to not need to be run as root after starting, apache, bind, etc already do that.
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