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Help to set root password on Venus GX

Hi,

I'm used to work with Venus on RPi, but now I have got a Venus GX and I can't figure out how to set a password for the root aacount so that I can access the GX over SSH/ SFTP to install a SSH key.

According to the guide here: https://www.victronenergy.com/live/ccgx:root_access#create_a_root_password it should be possible to set in the remote console but I¨m not able to find the menu Settings → General → Set root password.

I have tried to connect a USB keyboard to the GX, but it seems that the keyboard doesn't work on the GX.

I have updated the firmware to v2.40~35.

Can anyone guide me how to set the root passwordor maybe a Victron Tech can set it for me?

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Guy Stewart (Victron Community Manager) avatar image

Hi @PerMyra,

Did you follow step 1 and enable superuser access first?

https://www.victronenergy.com/live/ccgx:root_access#set_access_level_to_superuser

Or were you unable because you couldn't get a direct USB keyboard to work?

Instead try to log into the Remote Console via

http://venus.local or VictronConnect on a network connected computer

OR

the remote console in the VRM site

and use the remote console and the keyboard on the computer to press and hold the right arrow to enable the superuser mode.

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Thanks Guy, I was able to set the root password now. :)