GeeXboX Advanced Configuration – Login and Administration

September 22nd, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

Root Password

GeeXboX system only has one user, root. Its associated password is “root” as well.

Debug Login

Connecting to GeeXboX is possible through a native terminal (VT) or a remote Telnet shell.

  • Trought VT-2
    Switch to VT-2 with:

    CTL+ALT+F2

  • Trought Telnet
    See Telnet section.

Accessing GeeXboX via FTP Service

FTP service is enabled by default.

Login:              geexbox
Password:        ftp

  • From XBMC, in system menu, check for your IP address.
  • Open a navigator from another computer and type: ftp://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
  • Supply login and password

Now you can download/upload files from/to your GeeXboX system.
If you want to send files, use a FTP software such as Filezilla.

Accessing GeeXboX via Telnet Service

Telnet service is enabled by default.

Login :            root
Password :      root

  • From XBMC, in system menu, check for your IP address.
  • Open a terminal
  • telnet xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
  • Supply root login and password.

Accessing GeeXboX via SSH Service

SSH service is not enabled by default. you need to install dropbear package, see next section how to install such package.

Login :            root
Password :      root

  • From XBMC, in system menu, check for your IP address.
  • Open a terminal
  • ssh xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
  • Supply root login and password.

Upgrading GeeXboX packages / Installing new packages

You can update GeeXboX with command line on vt2 (or remote access) or under xbmc with our program addon (under programm)

the graphical way :

Just go to program, geexbox updater, perform an update then install or remove packages

via command line

  • update :

opkg update

  • upgrade :

opkg upgrade

  • install a package :

opkg install pkg_name

  • remove a package :

opkg remove pkg_name

 

 

  1. thisismyname
    October 1st, 2011 at 03:02 | #1

    Probably add a section:

    Update GeeXboX via Telnet

    Login via Telnet

    opkg update
    opkg upgrade

    (took me few minute to figure out which package manager is used)

  2. raducu
    October 26th, 2011 at 13:04 | #2

    @thisismyname
    Hi, thank you for the info provided, but when I execute the update and upgrade commands, nothing happens. Also, if I try to install some package, like vsftpd, I get an error sayng package not found. I’m not really familiar with opkg, could you maybe tell me if there is something else I should do to be able to install packages?

  1. September 23rd, 2012 at 02:53 | #1
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