Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 2nd Jul 2009 20:33 UTC, submitted by diegocg
X11, Window Managers "Due to now living in a KMS-enabled world, at least on the Intel and ATI side (the NVIDIA side is still slowly but surely coming via Nouveau), it's rather easy to get the X Server running without any special rights. Intel's Jesse Barnes explains on the X.Org mailing list that only a small patch is needed for the X Server and then a trivial one to the Direct Rendering Manager in the kernel."
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by strim on Thu 2nd Jul 2009 22:07 UTC
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I remember running unprivileged Xmacppc server, about 4 years ago on NetBSD. It was unaccelerated, kinda slow, but served me well for about 8 months, on my main workstation.

Then I bought Mac Mini, only to discover that works without root too.

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