[BL] BL as user instead of root
keesan at sdf.lonestar.org
Fri Aug 27 22:50:04 EDT 2004
On Fri, Aug 27, 2004 at 09:43:08AM +1000, Ron Clarke wrote:
> Hi Sindi,
> > I did some web searching. To make programs work that say that do not have
> > I/O permission and involve svgalib (seejpeg, zgv, bmv, links2 graphical)
> > cd to where they are (or add the path name) and type:
> > chmod u+s seejpeg
> > (or substitute for seejpeg the other non-working programs)
> That sets user ID on execution.
> And it works !
> Thank you Sindi. :)
What does it mean to set user ID on execution?
Is running links2 this way any more secure than running it as root?
I am thinking that I will have to use the 'user' account with a regular
Xserver instead of Xvesa in order to get Realaudio to install, and also to
make rxvt work. Is there some way to set .xinitrc to choose between X
servers? I only know to ln -s Xvesa X but that would require all users
including root to use the same X server (Xvesa). Steven suggested using
different .xinitrc's for root and user to choose between window managers.
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