[MPlayer-users] Re: gmplayer and SUID

Dominik Mierzejewski dominik at rangers.eu.org
Tue Jul 22 10:26:58 CEST 2003

On Tuesday, 22 July 2003, Jonathan Rogers wrote:
> Dominik Mierzejewski wrote:
> >On Monday, 21 July 2003, Juan C. Gallardo wrote:
> >
> >>To be able to use mplayer fullscreen I had to set the SUID bit of the
> >>program.
> >
> >
> >Huh? That's nonsense. Both mplayer and gmplayer work perfectly without the
> >SUID bit set.
> Perhaps you should try RTFMing before blasting someone:
[snip docs about DGA]

OK, I admit, I didn't think about DGA, but it's still very careless to set
the SUID bit on mplayer. sudo is a better solution.

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