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Saturday, February 8 • 12:30 - 13:10
Making the X-server run without root rights

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Xorg (the X-server) is a big and complex beast. Currently it runs as root as it need root rights for various reasons. But with the latest systemd-logind all necessary infra is in place to allow the server to run as a normal user and use systemd-logind to doinput and graphics device management.

This talk looks at the work being done to leverage this new infrastructure to run Xorg without root rights.

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Hans de Goede

Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat
Hans has been a Linux developer since 1996, working for Red Hat since 2008. He primarily works on Linux webcam support, USB redirection for virtual machines and has recently joined Red Hat's Graphics team. In his spare time Hans works on Linux support for Allwinner ARM SoCs. Hans has given talks on a variety of topics at Fosdem, Plumbers and KVM forum.

Saturday February 8, 2014 12:30 - 13:10
Workshop room L2 - C525

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