There are several places where you need to login on an LinuxMCE system.
From the Linux MCE Launch Manager
On the "Start" tab you will find a button labeled "Open admin website" (under "Common tasks")
From the on-screen Orbiter
[ Advanced (UI2 only) > ] Computing > Pluto Admin
From a browser
Go to http://<dcerouter>/
Where <dcerouter> can be the IP address of the core, "localhost" or plain old "dcerouter" in some cases. Note that the default settings will not allow you to access the admin website through the external network interface.
Username and Password
To access the Administration Website you will need the username of the first family member you created when going through the setup wizard. This username is initially also the password, beware of upper- and lower-case.
If you cannot log in because you forgot the password, see: Reset the password for the LinuxMCE Admin site.
To get to the console you can press [Ctrl]-[ALT]-[F2] simultaneously. You should be greeted by a text mode screen and a login prompt. See below for which username and password to use on a Core (or Hybrid) machine. On a Media Director however you can usually login with username root and no pasword.
Logging into KDE
The KDE login screen will normally only be presented on a core after doing a "Mostly PC" type of installation. See below for the username and password.
Remote login with Secure SHell
With the username and password below you should be able to login on the core like this:
Where <dcerouter> can be the IP address of the core, or plain old "dcerouter" in some cases. Note that the default settings will not allow you to login using ssh through the external network interface.
From a Windows machine you can use PuTTY: A Free Telnet/SSH Client.
It is common practice to execute commands that need root privileges with "sudo", for example:
Another option is to start a shell with root privileges, using the -s option:
Use the pasword below when sudo asks for it.
Username and Password
The default username and password depends on the type of installer you used.
Use the username and password of the account you created during the Kubuntu installation.
The username and password are both: linuxmce
The user root has no password set by default. For example:
mysql -u root
Should allow you to execute just about any query on any database you want.
The sambahelper account
Not really used for logging in, but might come in handy when creating shares on a NAS or when trying to access LMCE's shares. Execute this command to see what the username and password are: