Xserver needs to run as "root" on Linux / was: Re: [Xorg] Server side widgets

Jon Smirl jonsmirl at yahoo.com
Tue Jul 13 17:14:50 PDT 2004

Another thing to consider is that the entire VT system could be removed
from the kernel and pushed into user space. Doing that will change how
you implement the login screen.

There are two classes of output:
printk, system boot, kdbg, ie kernel things
everything else

kernel things need to be displayed from inside the kernel
everything else can be displayed from user space

Which group is the login screen in?

Jon Smirl
jonsmirl at yahoo.com

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