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    Default Intel, Radeon Drivers Become Friendly With Non-Root X Server

    Phoronix: Intel, Radeon Drivers Become Friendly With Non-Root X Server

    Improvements have landed so far into the Intel and Radeon X.Org drivers for better allowing the X.Org Server to run without root privileges...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTY1MzM

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    that would be most awesome news for me if year was '98 or so right now, i'm just wondering if it wouldn't be better to put those people to work on wayland. ever since i saw wayland in work, all that comes to my mind when thinking about X.Org is "common, die already and be replaced by wayland"

    no trolling, just my sentiment, lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by justmy2cents View Post
    that would be most awesome news for me if year was '98 or so right now, i'm just wondering if it wouldn't be better to put those people to work on wayland. ever since i saw wayland in work, all that comes to my mind when thinking about X.Org is "common, die already and be replaced by wayland"

    no trolling, just my sentiment, lol
    Well, this may end up helping XWayland as well. Though, of course, the main thing this work is aiming for is multi-seat support.

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    It is a shame X.org Server still requires superuser privileges.

    I wish this was fixed a decade or two ago.

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    inb4 "wtf systemd now depends on Xorg"

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    isnt that what has been tried for since 2009 when (re)introducing the KMS drivers? how were they trying to do this without systemd? and why did it take so long???

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    Do the proprietary drivers support non-root X? I personally doubt it, but I'd still like to know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Calinou View Post
    Do the proprietary drivers support non-root X? I personally doubt it, but I'd still like to know.
    No. That is why Fedora which is developing this feature uses a wrapper so that proprietary drivers can still run as root.

    https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Chang...houtRootRights

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakubo View Post
    isnt that what has been tried for since 2009 when (re)introducing the KMS drivers? how were they trying to do this without systemd? and why did it take so long???
    If I remember correctly there were three issues which prevented KMS from being the "Yay! Rootless!" solution.

    1) Accessing raw input devices required root I believe.
    2) Closed source drivers still required root (Now we have the Fedora X-Server wrapper to handle them)
    3) DRM Master ioctl's required root. That is now handled by Logind AFAIK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RahulSundaram View Post
    No. That is why Fedora which is developing this feature uses a wrapper so that proprietary drivers can still run as root.

    https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Chang...houtRootRights
    Thanks for confirming.

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