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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
> 		startx
> 	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
> system.

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

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