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Title: xorg-server dropping default suid Author: Piotr Karbowski <slashbe...@gentoo.org> Posted: 2020-06-22 Revision: 1 News-Item-Format: 2.0 Display-If-Installed: x11-base/xorg-server The Gentoo X11 Team is announcing that starting with 15th of July, the x11-base/xorg-server will no longer default to suid and will default to using logind interface instead. This change makes xorg-server run as regular user rather than root by default, however, those who do not have any logind interface provider (either systemd or elogind) will need to enable either to make it possible to run X session as unprivileged user. No action is required from systemd and desktop profile users, since systemd provides logind interface, and desktop profile already enables 'elogind' USE flag globally. Rest of the non-systemd users is required to globally enable 'elogind' USE flag and apply it by 'emerge --newuse @world', after which, re-login is required so that PAM can allocate seat. One can confirm that a seat has been assigned upon login by running: $ loginctl user-status Those who for whatever reason want to preserve current state, while heavily discourage, can still use x11-base/xorg-server with 'suid -elogind'.
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