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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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