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Re: gdm and root

I have noticed these points too,
hence my email.
I guess that for, security reasons,
the policy in gdm.conf must be applied,
but why it is not applied by default.
As a matter of fact, I want the login greeter
to run xscreeensaver and I encounter some problem,
so I am investigating.


Matt Zagrabelny wrote:
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.


-matt zagrabelny

Dr. Jerome BENOIT
room A2-26
Complexo Interdisciplinar da U. L.
Av. Prof. Gama Pinto, 2
P-1649-003 Lisboa, Portugal
email: jgmbenoit@wanadoo.fr or benoit@cii.fc.ul.pt

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