Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 12th May 2008 20:35 UTC, submitted by diegocg
X11, Window Managers The X Windowing System is the graphical backbone of most UNIX-like operating systems (and OpenVMS) - despite lots and lots of criticism, the system has withstood the test of time. Despite its age, development on X has not slowed down - in fact, it only seems to have picked up. A few weeks ago, we had kernel-based mode setting, and today we have the X server running as user instead of root.
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I'm no linux guru but...
by Howie S on Tue 13th May 2008 03:51 UTC
Howie S
Member since:
2005-07-14

I'm absolutely thrilled at the possibility of running X as non-root.

Does this gentleman present the best means of realizing this dream? I really wouldn't know. I do hope his discovery will ripple through the linux community and this issue will receive the attention it is due.

Oh, X-server. Why does your history bring up so many bad memories? I'm glad to hear things are looking up for you...

... and then maybe one day mesa-solo will come and finally save us from you for good.

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RE: I'm no linux guru but...
by hobgoblin on Tue 13th May 2008 05:19 in reply to "I'm no linux guru but..."
hobgoblin Member since:
2005-07-06

"the best solution" is a utopic dream, there will always be room for refinement of some sort.

but yes, this do get the proof of concept out there, for others to continue on with.

now if it had been some corp that figured this out, i wonder how much copyright and patent it would have been wrapped in...

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RE[2]: I'm no linux guru but...
by airlied on Thu 15th May 2008 11:17 in reply to "RE: I'm no linux guru but..."
airlied Member since:
2008-05-15

well Red Hat does pay the wages :-)

and funds most of these X.org changes.

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