multiseat, -sharevts, and suspend/hibernate

McDonald, Michael-p7438c Michael.McDonald at
Tue May 12 17:54:09 PDT 2009


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dan Nicholson [mailto:dbn.lists at] 
> Sent: Tuesday, May 12, 2009 5:48 PM
> To: McDonald, Michael-p7438c
> Cc: vignatti at; xorg at
> Subject: Re: multiseat, -sharevts, and suspend/hibernate

> No, I was thinking more that if the xserver is not run by root, it
> can't just have its way with the PCI resources. Then it can't wreak
> havoc on what another xserver is doing with them, either. So, I think
> that Tiago means that if the xserver is rootless, then it will
> implicitly be accessing the hardware properly though the kernel and
> will not interfere with another xserver trying to access the hardware.

  OK, so he meant running without root permissions. A "rootless server"
has an existing meaning and I couldn't see how that would help

Mike McDonald

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