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Re: changing framebuffer device owner during login

Previously Jochen Voss wrote:
> 1) "pam_console" seems not to be packed for debian.  Maybe it is
> RedHat specific?  Is there any way to change the owner of den
> frambuffer devices for console logins, using our current PAM
> implementation?  And, if possible, shouldn't this be done by default?

It is RedHat specific, and it is also a security problem as long as
the kernel does not implement the revoke systemcall.

> 2) A group "video" does exist in my "/etc/group" file,
> but the framebuffer device permissions are
>     crw--w--w-    1 root     tty       29,   0 May  5  2000 /dev/fb0
> Maybe this should be mode "660" and group "video"?

No, group video is for video-capture devices.


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