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[Bug 1292324] Re: Support non-root X


** Changed in: lightdm (Debian)
       Status: Unknown => Confirmed

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  Support non-root X

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Bug description:
  Support running X as an unprivileged user.

  Currently X servers are run as root means a large complex process has
  access to services it might not need (i.e. potential security and
  stability problems). It would be nice to run each X server as either
  an unprivileged user or in the session they are being used in.

  Logind provides a system for sharing access to the display and input
  devices so this can be done - this seems like the most likely
  implementation of non-root X.

  For more information see Hans de Goede request:

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