running Xorg as non-root (with xserver-xorg-video-fbdev)

Timo Juhani Lindfors timo.lindfors at
Mon Sep 6 17:04:48 CEST 2010

Rui Miguel Silva Seabra <rms at> writes:
> This is awesome, and a good step to remove a lot of risk. Only problem
> in shr is the whole lotta stuff that still needs to be fixed (eg, the
> opim stuff *should* move to $HOME/.config/freesmartphone/opim rather
> than /etc/freesmartphone/opim ), samething for alsa statefiles, etc...

I've been happily running all my X clients as non-root for more than a
year. I have seen problems only with applications that are
specifically written for openmoko (e.g. mokomaze)...

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