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I have downloaded and installed mythbuntu. Very clean process.

I now need to install shepherd for Australian EPG. When I wget 'http://www.whuffy.com/shepherd/shepherd' it loads the file to my user directory but it should be in mythtv directory.

When I try su mythtv I do not have the correct password for mythtv. I also do not know the password for running as root.

I have tried passwords mythtv and mythbuntu without success.

Can you please advise what the default root and mythtv passwords are.

Regards Glen

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To anyone who sees this in the close queue: This is not off-topic. Mythbuntu is an official derivative so we totally support it. –  Eliah Kagan Feb 5 '13 at 8:20

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If the mythtv user is created as a system user, it won't have a password set and might be configured so you cannot log in as it.

Typically, you can log in as another user using sudo. If your account was the one created as the administrator when you installed Mythtbuntu, you will already be set up to use sudo. You can then try:

sudo -i -u mythtv

However, if the mythtv user does not have a shell configured, then you still might not be able to log in as that user. You can try setting a shell for the mythtv user:

sudo chsh -s /bin/bash mythtv

Or rather than trying to log in as that user, simply run individual commands as that user using sudo:

sudo -u mythtv "<command_to_run>"

In a similar vein, can also log in as root using sudo -i -u root, or open a new shell as root by running sudo bash.

Lastly, if you really want to, you can use sudo to set a password for the mythtv user:

sudo passwd mythtv
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