[mythtv-users] Running as root

Chris Moewes-Bystrom chris.moewes at gmail.com
Wed Sep 27 20:02:28 UTC 2006

I have my mythbox set up with gdm auto logging in my mythtv user, who then
has a startup script to launch the front end. I was going through the config
screens last night and I saw a setting that mentions something about if the
frontend is running as root and allowing it run at higher privildge (I
assume nice or something). Anyone know why, beyond the obvious security
issues, that running the frontend (on a dedicated system) as root would be a
good or a bad idea??

Christopher Moewes-Bystrom
chris.moewes at gmail.com
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