[mythtv-users] Jarod's HOWTO for FC3

Jarod Wilson jarod at wilsonet.com
Thu Dec 30 00:24:34 UTC 2004

On Wednesday 29 December 2004 14:19, Paul Leppert wrote:
> All, I'm new to mythtv (and brand new to this mailing list), but just
> went through an install with FC3 and Jarod's guide.  I only ran into a
> handful of problems:
>     1. My video folders were not set up with correct permissions (root
> versus mythtv)

Which video folders? Only the backend needs read/write for the recordings and 
buffer folders, and the backend runs as root, so no permissions changes are 
needed there.

>     2. My hauppauge remote needed a different /etc/.lirc file than the
> one that Jarod described (even though I had a new hauppauge pvr-250)


>     3. The instructions seem to be missing a mknod for /etc/video and
> /etc/lirc (but that may have been user error following the
> instructions)

I believe you mean /dev/video and /dev/lirc. The OS-provided udev rules will 
take care of creating /dev/videoX when needed, and the udev rules listed 


...will take care of creating lirc devices.

>     4. Finally, the instructions for making everything work following
> a reboot (auto restart) didn't work for me and I ended up putting
> everything in rc.local (modprobes, ln for /etc/video, lircd, mtd, and
> mythbackend).

Yes, that's mentioned at the top of the guide now in the latest news part. I'm 
working on it...

> I found Jarod's guide to be invaluable in setting everything up
> (especially for a linux / mythtv newbie like me), so I don't
> understand the comments that people are unable to use Jarod's guide.


> I'd be happy to post the specifics of my changes from Jarod's guide
> (I'm trying to document everything so I can recreate my configuration
> since I'm just test-piloting this now).

Bring 'em on. A good place to put them is http://bugzilla.atrpms.net/.

Jarod C. Wilson, RHCE
jarod at wilsonet.com

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