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    Default password for mythtv user

    In a normal Mythbuntu install, is there a default password for the mythtv user? I'm not talking about the MySQL DB password, but rather the password for the actual user, created by default in a Mythbuntu installation, named mythtv. I can't find any reference to this anywhere.

    Thanks,

    Brent

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    Re: Default password for mythtv user

    No, the 'mythtv' user doesn't have a password. It's not supposed to be used by anything except for the backend and mythfilldatabase.
    Please read 'How to get help' before asking a question about Mythbuntu.

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    Re: Default password for mythtv user

    Got it, thanks.

    Out of curiosity, does the mythtv user have any purpose in a frontend-only install?

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    Re: Default password for mythtv user

    Nope. You run the frontend as a user in the "mythtv" group, and that's it.

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    Re: Default password for mythtv user

    Quote Originally Posted by laga View Post
    No, the 'mythtv' user doesn't have a password. It's not supposed to be used by anything except for the backend and mythfilldatabase.
    Apologies for bumping, but if this is the case, why am I prompted for a password when i attempt to login as that user? (I want to run mythfilldatabase under than user) I've tried entering my own password, and also no password, but they are both incorrect.

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    Re: Default password for mythtv user

    I just run mythfilldatabase as the normal user I log in as. It doesn't need a password.

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