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SubjectRe: GGI Project Unhappy On Linux
On Wed, 25 Mar 1998, Scott McDermott wrote:

> Marek Habersack <> on Thu, Mar 26, 1998 at 02:21:45AM +0100:
> > > GGI has worked hard with the Linux OS to bring a graphics subsystem into
> > > being. SVGAlib, X servers that run suid, and risky hardware detection are
> > The latest X servers don't run suid root anymore and I'm personally working on
> > a library that won't run suid root as well.
> Eh? I just built XFree86-current, and, run throught xinit, it requires
> suid root. Using XDM does not, but I'm not sure if it does so behind
> the scenes or what...
The current X uses a server wrapper to do the suid root tasks. The server
itself isn't suid root.

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