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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The title is misleading
by fury on Fri 3rd Jul 2009 11:04 UTC
fury
Member since:
2005-09-23

When it comes to X servers, rootless is used to mean supporting X clients in a foreign environment (something supported fine in many Windows and Mac OS X servers). I believe the correct term is 'user mode X'

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RE: The title is misleading
by fury on Fri 3rd Jul 2009 11:05 in reply to "The title is misleading"
fury Member since:
2005-09-23

On second thought I don't think 'user mode X' would work either -- that would be opposed to an X server in the kernel? idk.

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RE: The title is misleading
by WereCatf on Fri 3rd Jul 2009 11:14 in reply to "The title is misleading"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Try "non-privileged X" instead?

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RE[2]: The title is misleading
by werfu on Fri 3rd Jul 2009 14:04 in reply to "RE: The title is misleading"
werfu Member since:
2005-09-15

Indeed, it enable the X servers to run without the suid bit set. It's a great improvement for security and stability.

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