Piotr Karbowski wrote:
> Hi,
> On 26/05/2020 00.34, Philip Webb wrote:
>> I'ld rather you didn't.
> You didn't provided any rationale for that. Running X as root is anti
> pattern, especially nowadays when so little effort is required to not
> have to run it as root.
> You can either enable elogind, or you can enable suid if you want to
> preserve your status quo, we're talking here about defaults that user
> can change if he has a reason to do so.
> -- Piotr.

As a user. 

[ebuild   R    ] x11-base/xorg-server-1.20.7:0/1.20.7::gentoo 
USE="elogind ipv6 libglvnd suid udev xorg -debug -dmx -doc -kdrive
-libressl -minimal (-selinux) -static-libs -systemd -unwind -wayland
-xcsecurity -xephyr -xnest -xvfb"

I don't recall the security issue that setting comes with.  As a user,
I'd rather defaults be secure and if I need to make a exception, then I
can do so locally.  I use elogin, used the other method until the recent
change, so I likely don't need it set this way.  If I understand this
correctly, I'm going to disable suid and use the more secure method.  I
think it is reasonable since most likely, most users would expect the
more secure method as a default and use a login tool that works with
that setting. Those who use some other method, such as manually starting
X, they still have the option to set it in whatever way works for them.
I do agree with the point in another post that there should be some sort
of notice about the change.  One that is easily seen since it can cause

In the middle of typing, I made the change and ran into no problems so
far. I restarted the GUI and logged in just fine.

Just a users perspective. 


:-)  :-) 

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