MokSec - The Security Framework

thomasg thomas at
Mon Jul 14 17:27:18 CEST 2008

On Mon, Jul 14, 2008 at 5:22 PM, arne anka <openmoko at> wrote:

> > Of course you can create another user, as you are used to on any unix
> > system.
> > It just doesn't ship with one because the distro comes in ready-to-deploy
> > images, not with a installer like the binary-distro-people are used to.
> sure? i think it possible that some things won't work when non-root ...

Of course some things won't work - if they would, there would be no need for
a special root account.
Basically all the tools someone would use without a terminal should work
(dialer, contacs, ...) no matter what stack is used.
The daemons that need root access run in background and can be controlled by
userspace-programs without root-access.

If of course would take a loginmanager or similar to use a user with
password at startup, because currently the user root is automatically logged
in. Should be easy to "fix".
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