[Inx] Links2 -g | xlinks2 issue solved

Peter Garrett inx-one at optusnet.com.au
Mon Jul 21 05:04:22 PDT 2008


I finally managed to get xlinks2 to run without suid root from INX
menus, as opposed to "from a prompt". The solution involves a wrapper
script that runs a loop in the background, then foregrounds itself when
xlinks2 exits.

It's a bit round-about, since xlinks2 is itself a wrapper 
(exec links2 -g "$@" )

Seems to "work" though, with /dev/fb0, /dev/input/mice and /dev/tty0
owned by group "video" (of which user "inx" is a member.)

The script is here:


Apologies for the truly ugly LP URL...

Latest complete rev. of all scripts and functions is at


Peter Garrett <inx-one at optusnet.com.au>
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