RFC: what to do with ums when the X server is not suid root ?

Peter Robinson pbrobinson at gmail.com
Mon Jan 20 16:50:09 UTC 2014

>> So now it is time to start looking into some of the corner cases, or rather at
>> the elephant in the room. What about non-kms drivers. We still have the vesa
>> driver around as most prominent example, and this is useful for some oddball
>> cards and for cards which are too new.
> -mga is probably also still relevant in some small number of cases. We
> can probably kill -cirrus. That would leave -openchrome, which I think
> is probably only really relevant for OLPC? What's the situation with the
> binary nvidia and amd drivers?

Isn't -cirrus still used by virt in a number of cases? I know -mga is
used as a gpu chipset on a number of relatively new server platforms.
What about -vmware?


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