non-privileged X and non-free drivers
luca.boccassi at gmail.com
Wed Aug 26 09:41:44 UTC 2015
On Wed, 2015-08-26 at 02:30 -0700, Vincent Cheng wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 25, 2015 at 3:53 PM, Luca Boccassi <luca.boccassi at gmail.com> wrote:
> > But I did a quick test, and, assuming I'm doing everything right, it
> > seems that nvidia-driver (352.30-1 from experimental) works fine when
> > Xorg is not ran as root.
> > I installed the following from experimental:
> > xorg
> > xserver-xorg
> > xserver-xorg-core
> > xserver-xorg-common
> > x11-common
> > Rebooted, killed my gdm3 session (Gnome 3.14, I'm running Jessie) and
> > ran "startx" from tty1 as normal user:
> > $ ps aux | grep -i xorg
> > luca 2448 3.3 0.8 184220 65420 tty1 S 23:29
> > 0:03 /usr/lib/xorg/Xorg -nolisten tcp :0 vt1
> > -auth /tmp/serverauth.p6yaPygdsO
> > X session came up just fine with the right configuration, 2D and 3D
> > applications ran ok as well. Didn't spot any error in the journal.
> > Anything else I should test/look for? Any other package I should install
> > from experimental?
> Luca, just a thought, were you testing with an Nvidia Optimus-enabled
> system with bumblebee installed? Doing so means the primary X display
> is driven by intel not nvidia...although I'm not sure if this actually
> makes a difference or not regarding the setuid wrapper.
No, this was on a desktop system running only on the Nvidia card, not an
One thing to mention is that I only tried with the 352.30 in
experimental. Just to be sure, I'll try to find time later tonight and
test with 340.76 that we have in unstable at the moment.
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