[mythtv-users] Problem with wife-friendly feature

nate s nate.strickland at gmail.com
Tue Dec 7 17:59:56 UTC 2004

It sounds to me like the problem is that irexec is running as root,
and thus trying to start up myth as root, but the X server won't allow
it.  By default, X will only allow programs to connect from the
current user logged in.  You can change this with a command such as
'xhost + localhost', which will make X allow any connection from
localhost.  This is how I have mine set up.  Alternatively, if you'd
rather not mess with that, just set up irexec to run as the user.


On Tue, 07 Dec 2004 09:11:55 -0500, Jason Ramey
<majordomo at permutation.org> wrote:
> Precisely, you would want to launch irexec as the user running myth. I
> just have irexec -d ~/.mythtv/lircrc in my .xsession before I execute
> mythfrontend and fluxbox. The .kde/AutoStart symlink wasn't working
> because your lircrc wasn't anywhere that irexec would look for it by
> default.
> --
> Jason Ramey
> majordomo at permutation.org
> Jarod Wilson wrote:
> >I don't know if having irexec running from rc.local might cause the frontend
> >to attempt launching as root, causing some sort of odd auth problem... (I
> >know next to nothing about irexec).
> >
> >
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