[mythtv-users] can't enter mythtv password for mythtv-setup when I X in via ssh

Mike Bibbings mike.bibbings at gmail.com
Sat Mar 14 08:19:13 UTC 2020

On 14/03/2020 00:53, Ian Evans wrote:
> Trying to do some repack stuff via mythtv setup.
> I'm running XMing and Putty to handle the X forwarding. Hve no problem 
> running something like thunar and getting the dialog.
> just ran mythtv-setup. After a countless number of lines of:
> (gksu:20869): GConf-WARNING **: Client failed to connect to the D-BUS 
> daemon:
> Failed to connect to socket /tmp/dbus-n23xcAVQWt: Connection refused
> GConf Error: No D-BUS daemon running
> The dialog box appears asking me to type the mythtv password to 
> shutdown the backend. I type the password, but nothing gets entered in 
> the dialog box.
> I've never seen this error message before. Doing a quick Google 
> search, I'm still not sure what to do.

If you are running mythtv fixes/31 under Ubuntu/Debian , the password 
required is your user login password, not the mythtv database password.

This is because mythtv uses systemctl commands (which require sudo 
permission)  to stop/start mythbackend.


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