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OpenBSD uses privilege separation in its port of X.org.
I wonder if, with kernel modesetting, a totally non-root X.org will ever be possible. Or an selinux-sandboxed one, for that matter.
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Posted Aug 20, 2010 1:30 UTC (Fri) by drag (subscriber, #31333)
It's certainly and absolutely possible.
But it probably breaks most closed source drivers so development is going to continue to be painfully slow.
There are probably a lots of problems with it, like was mentioned above with input devices, but it's absolutely possible that at some time we can have a non-root-privileged X. But people do have it working in a more-or-less fashion.
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