[PATCH xserver] check for elevated privileges rather than just euid=0

Michal Suchanek hramrach at centrum.cz
Thu Oct 6 14:25:00 PDT 2011

On 6 October 2011 17:30, Antoine Martin <antoine at nagafix.co.uk> wrote:
> On 06/10/11 20:39, Michal Suchanek wrote:
> Hello,
> I would like to check this out but how do I tell this actually works?
> I use this patch for using Xorg as an "Xdummy" server, like so:
> /usr/local/bin/Xorg +extension GLX +extension RandR +extension Render
> -logfile $HOME/log -config $HOME/xorg.conf'
> My "Xdummy" xorg.conf can be found here:
> http://xpra.org/src/Xdummy/xorg.conf

I tried to build a Debian X server package with this patch.

I can run Xorg directly with these arguments but not through the X
suid wrapper Debian uses.

Still I cannot run X server with these arguments when I use su to log
in as root.

Since Debian and Ubuntu ship with root login disabled it disables
these arguments for root entirely which does not sound desirable.



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