Linked by lopisaur on Fri 25th Jun 2010 22:21 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu 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.
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by Zifre on Sat 26th Jun 2010 14:16 UTC
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I can't believe they're still running X as root with NVIDIA's binary driver.

AFAIK, it was possible with NVIDIA's driver years before the open source drivers! IIRC, all that is necessary is that the driver's device files need proper permissions.

This seems like a very clear case of ignoring binary drivers out of ideology...

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