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Where are the non-root X servers?

Where are the non-root X servers?

Posted Sep 10, 2010 0:14 UTC (Fri) by mezcalero (subscriber, #45103)
In reply to: Where are the non-root X servers? by jmspeex
Parent article: Where are the non-root X servers?

Well, this solution might be working for input, but is not enough for stuff that is more complex, i.e. the dri device nodes, or even in a very similar case the audio devices for PulseAudio. They require complex ioctls, mmapping and similar, and adding the extra latency by bouncing everything of a multiplexer daemon won't do much good here either.

In PA when you switch sessions the device is currently handed over cooperatively. I am eagerly waiting for the day we can invoke revoke() for audio devices to do this properly.


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