X Server as root!

Paul Robinson paul at iconoplex.co.uk
Thu Jan 29 16:39:27 GMT 2004


On Thu, Jan 29, 2004 at 03:55:10PM +0000, Dogers wrote:

> Hi all, got a somewhat daft question for you :)
> 
> Have followed the handbook for getting X installed, running, and along with kdm,
> etcetc and all is working nicely. However X appears to be running as root?!
> Surely this is a Bad Thing, and if so, how do I go about changing it? And for
> that matter, what user should i run it as? "nobody"? 

Yes. It's supposed to do that. That's why if you set the kernel security 
level to high, X will not run.

-- 
Paul Robinson




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