running om2008 as normal user

Timo Juhani Lindfors timo.lindfors at
Thu Oct 23 18:34:45 CEST 2008

"arne anka" <openmoko at> writes:
>> which file is used to set the auto-login user?
> not sure -- but even changing that would not really help, since a lot of  
> functionality simply requires root rights.
> _all_ distributions available suffer from the same big security issue that  
> the run as root.
> the issue was discussed some month ago and there was broad consensus that  
> it needs to be adressed -- and then there was nothing.
> every distribution (and framework!) simply continues with requiring  
> superuser rights.

I have been using debian so that all X apps run as normal user for
almost a month now. The only change I needed was to add suid bit to

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