Re: gdm and root
> who may run gdm, the gdm user or the root user ?
$ ps -ef | grep gdm
root 3068 1 0 Oct20 ? 00:00:00 /usr/bin/gdm
root 3069 3068 0 Oct20 ? 00:00:00 /usr/bin/gdm
root 3074 3069 5 Oct20 ? 20:01:53 /usr/X11R6/bin/X :0
-audit 0 -auth /var/lib/gdm/:0.Xauth vt7
i *think* this is root because i manually started up gdm after boot (i
had to load an nvidia module manually).
$ cat /etc/gdm/gdm.conf
# User and group that gdm should run as. Probably should be gdm and gdm
# you should create these user and group. Anyone found running this as
# someone too privilaged will get a kick in the ass. This should have
# access to only the gdm directories and files.