[mythtv-users] Running as root

R. G. Newbury newbury at mandamus.org
Thu Sep 28 19:04:15 UTC 2006


Robin Hill wrote:
> On Wed Sep 27, 2006 at 03:02:28PM -0500, Chris Moewes-Bystrom wrote:
> 
>> I have my mythbox set up with gdm auto logging in my mythtv user, who then
>> has a startup script to launch the front end. I was going through the config
>> screens last night and I saw a setting that mentions something about if the
>> frontend is running as root and allowing it run at higher privildge (I
>> assume nice or something). Anyone know why, beyond the obvious security
>> issues, that running the frontend (on a dedicated system) as root would be a
>> good or a bad idea??

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.

              R. Geoffrey Newbury			

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