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Last change on this file since 27373006 was 27373006, checked in by Bruce Dubbs <bdubbs@…>, 2 years ago

Modify xorg-server and xinit instructions to
avoid using the suid bit on the Xorg application. Add a note
to xinit on why using Xorg with the suid bit set may be useful.

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1<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
2<!DOCTYPE sect1 PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.5//EN"
3 "http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/xml/4.5/docbookx.dtd" [
4 <!ENTITY % general-entities SYSTEM "../../general.ent">
5 %general-entities;
6
7 <!ENTITY xinit-download-http "&xorg-download-http;/app/xinit-&xinit-version;.tar.bz2">
8 <!ENTITY xinit-download-ftp "&xorg-download-ftp;/app/xinit-&xinit-version;.tar.bz2">
9 <!ENTITY xinit-md5sum "6d506ab2efc17a08e87778654e099d37">
10 <!ENTITY xinit-size "178 KB">
11 <!ENTITY xinit-buildsize "1.5 MB">
12 <!ENTITY xinit-time "less than 0.1 SBU">
13]>
14
15<sect1 id="xinit" xreflabel="xinit-&xinit-version;">
16 <?dbhtml filename="xinit.html"?>
17
18 <sect1info>
19 <othername>$LastChangedBy$</othername>
20 <date>$Date$</date>
21 </sect1info>
22
23 <title>xinit-&xinit-version;</title>
24
25 <indexterm zone="xinit">
26 <primary sortas="a-xinit">xinit</primary>
27 </indexterm>
28
29 <sect2 role="package">
30 <title>Introduction to xinit</title>
31
32 <para>The <application>xinit</application> package contains a usable script
33 to start the xserver.</para>
34
35 &not-katamari;
36
37 &lfs84_checked;
38
39 <bridgehead renderas="sect3">Package Information</bridgehead>
40 <itemizedlist spacing="compact">
41 <listitem>
42 <para>Download (HTTP): <ulink url="&xinit-download-http;"/></para>
43 </listitem>
44 <listitem>
45 <para>Download (FTP): <ulink url="&xinit-download-ftp;"/></para>
46 </listitem>
47 <listitem>
48 <para>Download MD5 sum: &xinit-md5sum;</para>
49 </listitem>
50 <listitem>
51 <para>Download size: &xinit-size;</para>
52 </listitem>
53 <listitem>
54 <para>Estimated disk space required: &xinit-buildsize;</para>
55 </listitem>
56 <listitem>
57 <para>Estimated build time: &xinit-time;</para>
58 </listitem>
59 </itemizedlist>
60
61 <bridgehead renderas="sect3">xinit Dependencies</bridgehead>
62
63 <bridgehead renderas="sect4">Required</bridgehead>
64 <para role="required">
65 <xref linkend="xorg7-lib"/>
66 </para>
67
68 <bridgehead renderas="sect4">Recommended (runtime only)</bridgehead>
69 <para role="recommended">
70 <xref role="runtime" linkend="twm"/>,
71 <xref role="runtime" linkend="xclock"/>, and
72 <xref role="runtime" linkend="xterm2"/> (used in the default <filename>
73 xinitrc</filename> file)
74 </para>
75
76 <para condition="html" role="usernotes">User Notes:
77 <ulink url="&blfs-wiki;/xinit"/></para>
78
79 </sect2>
80
81 <sect2 role="installation">
82 <title>Installation of xinit</title>
83
84 <para>Install <application>xinit</application> by running the
85 following commands:</para>
86
87<screen><userinput>./configure $XORG_CONFIG --with-xinitdir=/etc/X11/app-defaults &amp;&amp;
88make</userinput></screen>
89
90 <para>This package does not come with a test suite.</para>
91
92 <para>Now, as the <systemitem class="username">root</systemitem>
93 user:</para>
94
95<screen role="root"><userinput>make install &amp;&amp;
96ldconfig</userinput></screen>
97
98 <note revision='sysv'>
99
100 <para>If starting Xorg from the command line, the default instructions
101 above starts Xorg on the current virtual terminal. It may be convenient
102 to see Xorg and associated application messages on the current virtual
103 terminal, normally tty1, and start the graphical environment on the first
104 available unused virtual terminal, normally tty7. To do this, set the suid bit
105 on the Xorg application as the <systemitem
106 class="username">root</systemitem> user:</para>
107
108<screen><userinput>chmod u+s $XORG_PREFIX/libexec/Xorg</userinput></screen>
109
110 <para>At this point you can start Xorg on virtual terminal 7 with
111 <command>startx &lt;client arguments&gt; -- vt7</command>. Now
112 you can toggle between tty1 and tty7 with the Ctrl-Alt-F1 and
113 Ctrl-Alt-F7 key combinations.</para>
114
115 <para>To automatically start Xorg on the first available virtual terminal,
116 modify the <command>startx</command> script as the <systemitem
117 class="username">root</systemitem> user with:</para>
118
119<screen><userinput>sed -e '/$serverargs $vtarg/ s/serverargs/: #&amp;/' $XORG_PREFIX/bin/startx</userinput></screen>
120
121 <para>After this change, the virtual terminal does not need to be
122 specified on the startx command line.</para>
123
124 </note>
125
126 </sect2>
127
128 <sect2 role="content">
129 <title>Contents</title>
130
131 <segmentedlist>
132 <segtitle>Installed Programs</segtitle>
133 <segtitle>Installed Libraries</segtitle>
134 <segtitle>Installed Directories</segtitle>
135
136 <seglistitem>
137 <seg>xinit and startx</seg>
138 <seg>None</seg>
139 <seg>None</seg>
140 </seglistitem>
141 </segmentedlist>
142
143 <variablelist>
144 <bridgehead renderas="sect3">Short Descriptions</bridgehead>
145 <?dbfo list-presentation="list"?>
146 <?dbhtml list-presentation="table"?>
147
148 <varlistentry id="startx">
149 <term><command>startx</command></term>
150 <listitem>
151 <para>initializes an X session.</para>
152 <indexterm zone="xinit startx">
153 <primary sortas="b-startx">startx</primary>
154 </indexterm>
155 </listitem>
156 </varlistentry>
157
158 <varlistentry id="xinit-bin">
159 <term><command>xinit</command></term>
160 <listitem>
161 <para>is the X Window System initializer.</para>
162 <indexterm zone="xinit xinit">
163 <primary sortas="b-xinit">xinit</primary>
164 </indexterm>
165 </listitem>
166 </varlistentry>
167
168 </variablelist>
169 </sect2>
170
171</sect1>
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