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On Mon, Dec 03, 2007 at 01:07:42PM -0600, Ron Johnson wrote:
> On 12/03/07 10:47, Michael Pobega wrote:
> > On Mon, Dec 03, 2007 at 05:27:17PM +0100, Dan H wrote:
> >> On Mon, 03 Dec 2007 15:47:09 +0100 Jostein Elvaker Haande
> >> <jehaande@gmail.com> wrote:
> > 
> >>> erik	ALL=(ALL) ALL
> >> I've always heard people discouraging root logins or "su" and using
> >> sudo instead. I know how sudo works and how to fine-tune system access
> >> with it, but is the above suggestion in any way different or safer
> >> than a root login?
> > 
> >> --D.
> > 
> > 
> > Using sudo the way Jostein suggested is just as open to problems as
> > logging in as root is, and should be avoided at all costs. Sudo was made
> > to save the user from hassle, for example, to play Wesnoth I need to
> > have access to the SDL framebuffer, but since you need to have root
> > permissions to access it I granted myself permissions just to Wesnoth.
> Wouldn't it be better to just give the "games" group rw access to
> the SDL framebuffer, and add yourself to the games group?

Perhaps that would be a better approach, how would I go about doing
that? I've no clue how to grant rw access to the SDL framebuffer, which
is why I didn't try it that way (That was the first thought to cross my

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