Re: a graphical Owl
Solar Designer <solar <at> openwall.com>
2003-09-18 09:48:50 GMT
On Tue, Sep 16, 2003 at 12:26:33PM +0000, excapersgarden <at> libero.it wrote:
> i'm tryng to use Owl as primaty os because i like a lot this distro, but i
> need also a graphical context.
> my optimus should be a kde 3.1 (with liquid style) and X 4.3..
> but i'm opened to every solution.
> in the condition of Owl 1.0 which are rpm, libraries or source i need
> and what are the known problems with that (mainly at securiyt level)
> or at graphical ie: with slk 9.0 and X 4.3 fonts look very bad nor with X 4.2.
While Owl is intended for servers and we have no intent to ever
include X in the base system, yes, you can also use it on a desktop if
you like. I do.
There're several approaches:
1. Use binary packages from Red Hat Linux 6.2 updates, or from a RHL
6.x clone. This is probably the easiest. There're just two caveats
that I remember: their X server package relies on pam_console, which
we chose to not package, and xlock will need special permissions to
work on Owl.
The first is solved by replacing the pam_console line in
auth required /lib/security/pam_listfile.so item=user sense=allow onerr=fail file=/etc/xserver.allow
Then you list the users which need to run X in /etc/xserver.allow.
The second is solved by making /usr/X11R6/bin/xlock SGID to group