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

Rui Miguel Silva Seabra rms at
Mon Sep 6 18:07:16 CEST 2010

Em 06-09-2010 16:04, Timo Juhani Lindfors escreveu:
> 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)...

I expect that would be more because it tries to read /dev/input/event3
(or 4 or both) and perhaps doesn't have enough privileges?


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