Running The X.Org Server Without Root Privileges
Sep 27, 2010, 13:34 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Besides talking about the X.Org Server development process and
the X.Org Server 1.10 plans, Keith Packard also talked about not
running the X.Org Server as root (also sometimes referred to as a
"root-less X Server") during XDS Toulouse.
"Thanks to kernel mode-setting and other improvements to the
X.Org Server, we are basically there, but it's something that has
been said for over a year. Moblin though has been running the X.Org
Server as a user since their Moblin 2.0 release and now with the
MeeGo operating system while others are now looking to get in on
the root-free action.
"Canonical hoped to not run the X.Org Server as root with their
forthcoming Ubuntu 10.10 release, but they didn't make that goal.
Though the Ubuntu developers are just about there so it should be a
candidate for Ubuntu 11.04."