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  • Ubuntu Nearing X Server Not Running As Root

    Phoronix: Ubuntu Nearing X Server Not Running As Root

    Based upon a recent email to the X.Org developers' mailing list, Canonical is nearing the point of one of their goals for Ubuntu 10.10 of a rootless X Server, or being able to run the X.Org Server without root privileges...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=ODM2Ng

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    including the binary drivers from ATI and NVIDIA, would still be running their X Server as root.
    no, the nvidia driver supports rootless X as long as X has access to /dev/nvidia*
    see: http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/show...5&postcount=10

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      Was there any progress on getting the revoke() ayscall working? don't they need that to prevent spying on the /dev/input/*? AFAIK, thats the last thing thats remaining before they can get X to not run as root?

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