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x wrapper
  • From: alex medvedev <alexm@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 3 May 2000 15:50:12 -0500 (CDT)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0005031544280.27826-100000@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
hi,

i installed suse's X 4.0.
it does not start up for regular users because it requires root.
in the error message while starting up it mentioned a wrapper for startup.

i wrote one that is only one line:
execv ("/usr/bin/X11/startx", NULL);

and set it uid root.

also, i unset the startx() function from the /etc/profile.

is that the way one supposed to run X4.0?
or is it at least secure?

thanks,

-alexm


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