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Re: user not authorized to run X, strange variant

sena wrote:
> On 12/12/2000 at 02:34 -0800, Erik Steffl wrote:
> <snip>
> >
> >   however, /etc/X11/Xwrapper.config is:
> >
> > allowed_users=console
> > nice_value=-10
> >
> > and indeed, user on console (non-root) can start X server, but xdm
> > cannot (probably because it's daemon, not a user logged in on the
> > console).
> >
> <snip>
> I remember someone posting here in debian-user, after I made a post saying
> to use the "allowed_users=console" line.
> That post warned that, although the line would work on an environment where
> the user would start X through startx, it would work with xdm or similar
> programs. It would be necessary to use "allowed_users=anybody".

  thanks, I remember that too but that's just ugly as hell, I hope that
there is a better solution, I would actually much rather allow only xdm
to start X, not any user...

  and how come Xwrapper.config is not found by dpg -S Xwrapper.config?
Is there any documentation for it?

  I mean what's the point of having these options when basically only
'anybody' is usable? I mean you dont' want to run X as root, that does
not make sense and if you run X most of the time (fairly common,
probably most common situation for machines whe X is installed) then it
makes sense to use xdm (or other *dm).


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