[mythtv-users] Way to lock the screen???

Andrew Davis 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 
>> again...
> 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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