G-P-M on the wrong track?!

Danny Kukawka danny.kukawka at web.de
Thu Oct 20 13:37:32 PDT 2005

On Thursday 20 October 2005 21:46, Matthias Grimm wrote:
> Have you ever thought about a driver plugin system? So that the HAL
> upstream source haven't to be patched on every new driver or driver
> update? A programmer could write a driver plugin for certain hardware
> devices and distribute them on his own or contribute it to the HAL main
> package. But he doesn't need to patch a foreign code.

In fact this exist already with fdi-files and addons/callouts.

> > Well, 99.999% of the time people are logged in. For the very rare and
> > very uninteresting case where people are not logged in my proposal is to
> > run g-p-m / g-h-m from gdm as user nobody and without any UI. Oh, you
> > also want to run the screensaver, this is exactly the same problem.
> And where is the difference to running g-p-m (without GUI) as
> system daemon independent from X then?.

The security hole if you use desktop programmes and change/call there system 
functions without a user. ;)



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