[mythtv] OK, figured out the problem when running setup

Isaac Richards mythtv-dev@snowman.net
Mon, 18 Nov 2002 12:32:00 -0500

On Monday 18 November 2002 11:26 am, Dan Schwarz wrote:
> Here's the problem:  probeCard(...) failed to open /dev/video  (probably
> I've got the wrong permissions set on /dev/video) so it can't determine
> the card inputs.
> It emits a warning message  "Couldn't open /dev/video to probe its
> inputs."  but does not stop the process. Everything continues as if
> nothing went wrong (although of course you don't get your inputs
> associated with the channel sources)
> New users who are not paying close attention will not see the message.
> They will certainly not understand that they have to fix permissions on
> /dev/video, or do some other operation, in order for mythTV to operate
> correctly.
> I think the above error should stop the setup process and display a
> prompt message with the default to halt setup so the user can correct
> the error and re-run.
> I'll submit a patch to that effect if Isaac agrees.

Sure, patch away.