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Re: SV: MATE 1.8 has now fully arrived in Debian

Simon McVittie <smcv@debian.org> writes:

> Orthogonal to that, startx is basically terrible. It only works because
> /usr/bin/X is setuid root, and that seems Bad™. Also, if you run it from
> a virtual console, a locked X screensaver is worthless, because someone
> can just switch virtual console with Ctrl+Alt+Fn, press Ctrl+C and
> they're in your shell session.

This doesn't change anything else that you point out, but that's why you
run startx & and then log out of the virtual console.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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