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Re: [K12OSN] AbiWord with ThinkNICs



If it's part of XFree, I'm surprised that the documentation doesn't
mention things like it not supporting xfs.

Jon

On Tue, 25 Jun 2002, Eric Harrison wrote:

> On Mon, 24 Jun 2002, Jonathan Bartlett wrote:
>
> >What is this Xvesa Xserver?  Where did it come from?  Doesn't sound like
> >it's part of XFree.  Anyway know of a URL or details?  Is it GPL/BSD?
> >
> >Jon
>
> Xvesa is part of the XFree (under the MIT/X11 license, of course). It is not
> built by default, since under normal conditions it has to be installed as
> suid and as such is a huge security hole. No one in their right mind installs
> Xvesa on a normal server/desktop, that's why you've never seen it before.
>
> On the terminals, everything runs as root.  No worries about someone getting
> root on a box designed to run everything as root ;-)
>
> http://www.xfree86.org/4.2.0/vesa.4.html
>
> -Eric
>
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