Originally Posted by gbonvehi
If you care about security, then you should try not to run as root, because root has access to all stuff on the system, so a bad program could do what it wants if you run it as that user.
You did nothing wrong by starting X as root, it won't break anything, don't worry
Starting/running x as root does not do any damage. Logging in as root does not do any damage.
Messing around while logged in as root DOES cause damage....lol
The prob w/logging in as root is that the entire system is changeable then. Try not to do this, unless you have to.
Remember, you're the most dangerous virus that is on your computer! (Talking thru experience here. I can configure Slackware until it's as useful as Windows XP SP2. In other words, til it doesn't work anymore...lol)