Tag Archive for 'xserver'

Moblin to run Xserver as user, not root

This is an awesome development. The Moblin team has modified the Xserver which allows it to run as a non-root user. Previously X had to run as root to communicate directly with video hardware, but now thanks to GEM and kernel mode-setting that’s no longer required. Yay.

A fine example of everyone benefiting from free software.

-c