how to use wsfb and non-root?

Jeremy C. Reed reed at
Tue Jun 20 19:40:50 PDT 2006

On Sat, 27 May 2006, Matthieu Herrb wrote:

> But the X server has also to be built in a way to not require root. For 
> now on the BSD, this is far from perfect, because the X server always 
> tries to probe for VGA registers and a PCI bus (on i386 at least) and 
> access errors there are fatal.
> This should be fixed of course. It's on my TODO list for the next weeks too.

I read on some news site that you were working on this. How did it go with 
getting vesafb running for OpenBSD?

Any news about making a Xvesa that doesn't do those probes?

I need to look at existing X servers that do not have all those probes. (I 
only looked at xorg's xserver.)

I have been using vesafb (on NetBSD for a few weeks now) for X11 (but 
ran as root).

If you need any tester, please let me know.

 Jeremy C. Reed

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