Talk:Non root Xorg

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Instructions not working?

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This discussion is done as of 30 November 2015.

I spent some time on this but was unable to get it working. My best explanation is that my user lacks the (root) rights necessary to become the DRM master (for /dev/dri/card0). My understanding is that systemd and D-Bus will provision these rights to users who wish to run Xorg. Since my Gentoo deployment lacks these systems, I observed Xorg failed to start as a regular user with the log entry, "no primary bus or device found". Note that Xorg would still run without issue when run as root.

If someone gets Xorg working without suid set and without systemd/D-Bus, please remove the warning box I posted on this page (and add the additional necessary steps).

Ennui (talk) 19:17, 10 June 2015 (UTC)

It seems the key step you missed was adding your user to the video group. As with using direct rendering, the user needs permissions to access the video hardware. If this is done, it certainly works for Intel without systemd, ConsoleKit, or anything other than standard UNIX user/group permissions. --JJS (talk) 21:32, 30 November 2015 (UTC)