MokSec - The Security Framework

Kalle Happonen kalle.happonen at
Mon Jul 14 18:13:45 CEST 2008

thomasg wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 14, 2008 at 5:22 PM, arne anka <openmoko at 
> <mailto: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".
Even running only critical things as root, and most stuff on a 
no-password unprivileged account would be better. But an user account 
with a password a would of course be better. The I'd say that the PIN 
could almost be saved somewhere, to avoid the need for a double log-in.

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