[mythtv-users] Running as root

Phill Edwards philledwards at gmail.com
Fri Sep 29 02:08:01 UTC 2006

> Unless someone on this list can provide a workaround, you will find that
>   you cannot auto login as root... for no discernible reason that I can
> find, except possibly the obstinate religious fervor of the
> 'never-run-as-root' crowd.

Here's one work-around - set the SUID bit on mythfrontend. Then you
can auto-login as mythtv but still have it running as root. I think
this is what is generally recommended. There's no need to log on as
root to run mythtv so the fact that you can't auto-login as root
doesn't matter.


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