[mythtv-users] nvtv users - non-root cmd line use?

David Smith rdsmith at pobox.com
Fri Dec 24 02:40:18 UTC 2004

You'll need to use sudo (add your myth user to the /etc/sudoers file).

Mine runs like this from a script in ~/.kde/Autostart/mythstartup

#Overscan the TV-out
sudo /usr/sbin/nvtv -r 640,480 -s HUGE -S NTSC -t -C Convert


At 08:00 PM 12/23/2004, you wrote:
>If you use 'nvtv' to overscan your nvidia card AND you run mythtv as a
>non-root user, are you able to call nvtv from the commandline and have
>it do it's work?
>I've googled for answers and searched the mailing list/forums at the
>nvtv site but haven't come up with anything yet to explain the following
>I'm running Fedora Core 2 with Mythtv (thanks Jarod), using a GeForce
>2MX AGP card w/ S-Video out to my TV.  Mythfrontend runs as the 'mythtv'
>user which is auto-logged in.  Finally, I have the 'nvtvd' daemon
>running so non-root users can run 'nvtv' to control overscan, etc.  When
>a non-root user runs 'nvtv' at a shell prompt with the command-line
>options, like this:
>         /home/mythtv/nvtv-0.4.7-bin/nvtv -S NTSC -s LARGE -r 800,600 \
>         --set Brightness#:-25
>then instead of just setting the options I want and being done with it,
>the nvtv GUI launches and sets all of the options I specified -- but
>doesn't actually 'apply' them.
>So every time I boot my myth box (granted, not very often!) there's a
>minor annoyance that I have to manually click 'Apply' and quit nvtv.
>Are you seeing this too and just ignoring it, or have you found a good
>Dave Caplinger
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>mythtv-users at mythtv.org

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