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Re: Xorg server

On Dec 23, 2015, at 6:28 PM, Michel Dänzer <michel@daenzer.net> wrote:

> On 23.12.2015 04:49, Riccardo Mottola wrote:
>> Herminio Hernandez Jr. ha scritto:
>>> Are you running Sid?
>> yes, I do.
>> I just installed legacy server and now I have X again.
>> I really dislike certain choices debian and more generally most Linux
>> distros are taking...
> Let's clear up some FUD here:
> systemd is only required for running Xorg as a non-root user, which is
> desirable from a security POV.
> Running Xorg as non-root is only possible using a KMS kernel driver. For
> configurations which don't / can't use a KMS kernel driver (or systemd),
> Xorg still needs to run as root, just as it always did before. That's
> what the xserver-xorg-legacy package is for.
> Now, the fact that the xserver-xorg-legacy package wasn't automatically
> installed in this case may be a Debian packaging bug. Feel free to
> report a bug against the xserver-xorg-video-mach64 package.
> -- 
> Earthling Michel Dänzer               |               http://www.amd.com
> Libre software enthusiast             |             Mesa and X developer

Thank you, Michel, for explaining this.  I’ve been wondering about the relationship between Xorg and systemd for a while now.  This makes it a lot clearer!


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