[mythtv-users] can't enter mythtv password for mythtv-setup when I X in via ssh
pb.mythtv at gmail.com
Sat Mar 14 12:46:14 UTC 2020
On 3/14/20 7:00 AM, Ian Evans wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 14, 2020, 4:20 AM Mike Bibbings, <mike.bibbings at gmail.com
> <mailto:mike.bibbings at gmail.com>> wrote:
> 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
> > 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
> > 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
> This is because mythtv uses systemctl commands (which require sudo
> permission) to stop/start mythbackend.
> 29-fixes and yes was entering the user password like I do if I'm on
> the machine itself.
> My point was that nothing was being recognized by the login box.
> Typing on the remote keyboard didn't result in black password cloaking
> dots and enter did nothing. That's why I gave up and ran VNC.
I would guess the sudo password or systemctl password has some security
protections against being entered over a possibly unsecure connection.
Anither alternative is just shutting down the backend via a systemctl
command before running the remote mythtv-setup if you are doing this.
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