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Re: non root X



On Mon, 2009-08-03 at 15:08 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> Hi
> 
> A few days back I ran into
> 
> http://lists.x.org/archives/xorg-devel/2009-July/001293.html
> 
> I am wondering, since we are already using KMS in most places in Fedora,
> how far are we from achieving this by default in a Fedora release?

non-root X is a big security hole at the moment, and until we get
revoke() support in the kernel, we can probably move X to running as a
special user, and maybe once we get revoke to running as the real user.

However it doesn't solve the issue how we know we need or don't need
root since X only figures out what graphics drivers are needed after
starting, so if you needed a non-kms gpu driver we wouldn't know
until after we'd started as non-root.

Dave.


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