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From: Walter Dnes <waltdnes@××××××××.org>
To: Gentoo Users List <gentoo-user@l.g.o>
Subject: [gentoo-user] Heads up if you start X with startx; xorg-server suid flag
Date: Mon, 31 Dec 2012 06:30:18
1 I ran an update on my netbook today, and couldn't fire up X. I
2 checked out Google on my desktop, and found the website
3 which described the exact
4 problem, and more importantly, the solution.
6 * Up til now X has been installed suid by default. This is what allows
7 regular users to start X with startx <G>.
9 * According to /usr/portage/x11-base/xorg-server/ChangeLog USE="suid"
10 has been enabled as of December 20, 2012. If you do not enable it,
11 you will not be able to run startx as a regular user. xdm and other
12 X login managers will still work.
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15 Walter Dnes <waltdnes@××××××××.org>
16 I don't run "desktop environments"; I run useful applications