On Fri, Jun 02, 2023 at 04:32:38PM +0000, therealcyclist wrote:
> 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?
> I have fixed the problem by adding the following line in 
> /etc/X11/Xwrapper.config 
> needs_root_rights = no
> After that xorg runs as user.

That's quite strange.  I have not installed bookworm, but I just upgraded
to it.  I use startx as well (but with fvwm instead of i3-wm), and I'm not
seeing this problem.  Xorg runs as me, just as it has done for the last
few releases.

unicorn:~$ ps -ef | grep X
greg        1030    1007  0 May31 tty1     00:00:00 xinit 
/etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc -- /etc/X11/xinit/xserverrc :0 vt1 -keeptty -auth 
greg        1032    1030  1 May31 tty1     00:45:52 /usr/lib/xorg/Xorg 
-nolisten tcp :0 vt1 -keeptty -auth /tmp/serverauth.C7PjJM0pDW
greg       54927    1160  0 19:46 pts/3    00:00:00 grep X
unicorn:~$ grep -v ^# /etc/X11/Xwrapper.config 

No "needs_root_rights" here, so I don't know why yours needs it.  Maybe
it's got something to do with driver selection?  If I recall correctly
from the days when this change was made, some cards that use legacy
drivers may need special configuration.

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