RFC: what to do with ums when the X server is not suid root ?
mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org
Mon Jan 20 18:40:11 UTC 2014
On Mon, Jan 20, 2014 at 10:19:30AM -0800, Andrew Lutomirski wrote:
> Does uvesafb actually work? I submitted a patch to the uvesafb kernel
> driver a few months back, and not only is the upstream link  to
> the v86d helper dead, but no one on the dri-devel list answered my
> request to see if anyone had a copy. Fedora does not appear to
> package a copy (at least yum whatprovides '*/v86d' doesn't come up
> with anything). This means that I got a patch into upstream drm and
> that it's quite possible that no one (or maybe a grand total of one
> person) has ever tested.
It'd be pretty straightforward to re-implement the helper if it's
vanished entirely - we haven't retired libx86, and the rest is pretty
> Or do you mean the older pre-uvesafb driver?
That's problematic from the "You have to provide a fixed resolution on
the kernel command line" perspective.
Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org
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