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    Phoronix: X.Org Server 1.16, Rootless X Now Available For Arch Linux

    This week X.Org Server 1.16 was promoted for Arch Linux with a number of end-user changes as a result...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTc1NDU

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    Running X *not* through a login manager (display manager?) also does not make X root-less here. But eh, at least itís still working.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by stqn View Post
      Running X *not* through a login manager (display manager?) also does not make X root-less here. But eh, at least itís still working.
      It also doesn't work with proprietary drivers.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Teho View Post
        It also doesn't work with proprietary drivers.
        Ah, maybe thatís why, Iím using the nvidia blob. Thanks!

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        • #5
          Actually 1.16 landed in [extra] last monday. It also looks like DRI3 has been reenabled. I can't find the disable-dri3.patch in the package sources anymore. It was fixed upstream with this patch.

          https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=81551

          Rootless X works only with open source drivers and when using startx. Support in other login managers is still to come.
          Last edited by blackout23; 08-03-2014, 12:04 PM.

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          • #6
            It was seamless for me. I've been using autologin on tty with startx instead of a display manager, I updated a few days ago and it worked out of the box on radeonsi and intel.

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            • #7
              It is still disabled for intel with "--disable-dri3".

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              • #8
                Originally posted by startzz View Post
                It is still disabled for intel with "--disable-dri3".
                Maybe they should just ship the patch that was made instead.

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                • #9
                  Looks like latest intel-dri in testing has --enable-dri3
                  https://projects.archlinux.org/svnto...=packages/mesa

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                  • #10
                    Rootless?

                    Sorry, I'm confused as to the meaning of "rootless X": does it mean that X runs as an unprivileged process, or that it does not manage the whole screen?

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