[mythtv-users] Way to lock the screen???
andrew at nccomp.com
Thu Sep 28 03:42:00 UTC 2006
Yeah, rate everything as "adult"... that'll go over well with the wifey.
:) And I have a Silverstone mce style case, so no locking mechanism. My
issue is that my Myth box doesn't just do myth... its also my BB system,
runs ZoneMinder, hosts a few personal websites, and checks and relays my
email. I'd like a way to keep the *others* from exiting Myth and gaining
access to my system. Oh well...
William Munson wrote:
> Andrew Davis wrote:
>> I know how to lock a linux GUI session, but how 'bout Myth itself?
>> Any options for this? I'd love to be able to program a button on my
>> remote to lock the screen and require a PIN from the remote to use it
> AFAIK there is not a way to password protect a frontend however if you
> were to shutdown the frontend when not watching tv you can use a
> password protected screensaver as sort of a protection. (Easily
> defeated by a reboot.) Another option would be to use the rating limit
> system to make all channels "adult" and password protect based on
> rating. Thats not going to protect music or videos or dvds. Myth is
> really not designed to be secure, its a family entertainment center.
> My neighbor used to try to lock his satellite tv system with the
> default 4 digit password only to discover that his kid would simply
> try each password from 0000 to 9999. Took less than a half hour to
> break the password.
> What about a key lock on the power switch for the frontend? Turn off
> and lock the frontend when you are not home.
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