Am Fri, Jun 02, 2023 at 07:07:05PM +0200 schrieb Michel Verdier: > Le 2 juin 2023 therealcyclist a écrit : > > > I tried the new Debian bookworm installer rc4 and i manually installed > > i3-wm. > > I started i3 from tty with startx command as user. > > to my surprise i found out that the xorg process is running as root. > > that can't be intentional, can it? > > Maybe because some display managers want xorg as root > https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Xorg#Rootless_Xorg >
You linked to the Archlinux Wiki and I have installed i3-wm under archlinux and there X11 runs without root privileges by default. I assumed that it is the same under Debian because Debian is known for having relatively safe default values. It looks like i3 doesn't need x11 as root either.