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tuggbuss
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:07 am    Post subject: Install Xorg/Nvidia as root, bad idea? Reply with quote

Just a sanity check, I did a reinstall yesterday of my Gentoo box, I installed Xorg and Nvidia as root and not as my useraccount with sudo.
Does it matter? Handbook doesn't state either beeing wrong or right.
My last setup i only could access nvidia-settings as sudo, but if it's allright i'll let it be, otherwise i'll unmerge as root and do the whole process again as user and with sudo command.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You install both as root, that's normal. About nvidia-settings, you should add your user to the video group.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

saboya wrote:
You install both as root, that's normal. About nvidia-settings, you should add your user to the video group.


Of course. Thanks for the reminder.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tuggbuss,

You install as root, since only root can install software system wide.
Its a really bad idea to run a GUI as root though.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NeddySeagoon wrote:
tuggbuss,

You install as root, since only root can install software system wide.
Its a really bad idea to run a GUI as root though.


True, i forgot to add my user account to video group. I usually never ever run anything gui wise as root.
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