Bug#372687: Ordinary user can't start xorg
On Sun, Jun 11, 2006 at 12:26:03AM -0400, Jack Carroll wrote:
> Package: xorg
> Version: 1:7.0.20
> Under Etch, an ordinary user can't start the windowing system.
> In this test, /etc/rc2.d has been edited so that it doesn't start
> gdm at boot time.
> The user "anna" logs in and issues the command
> The result is shown below.
> This creates a problem for hosts such as servers, where the
> windowing system is needed only occasionally. Security would be compromised
> by giving an ordinary user the root passwork just to turn on the windowing
Does running 'dpkg-reconfigure x11-common' as root fix the problem for you?
This may be something that was fixed in the last upload of the xorg source
package to unstable.
- David Nusinow