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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Finally!
by strim on Thu 2nd Jul 2009 22:07 UTC
strim
Member since:
2008-07-01

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 X11.app works without root too.

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RE: Finally!
by daedliusswartz on Thu 2nd Jul 2009 22:11 in reply to "Finally!"
daedliusswartz Member since:
2007-05-28

All administrative accounts should only ever be used for just that - administrative tasks.

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