[mythtv-users] only root can pause live tv

Jason Kraftcheck jkraftch at facstaff.wisc.edu
Thu Jul 8 18:02:27 EDT 2004

mb wrote:
> On Thu, 2004-07-08 at 17:23, Jason Kraftcheck wrote:
>>I've encountered a strange error I'd really appreciate some help with.
>>I did most of the configuration of a new myth box as root, and then as
>>one of the final steps in setting up the box, I changed mythfrontend to
>>a) start automatically and b) run as the user 'mythtv' rather than root.
>> Everything works fine, except I cannot pause live TV.  If I change back
>>to running as root, it works fine.  If it is run as the 'mythtv' user,
>>live TV playback is fine, but trying to pause it results in a quick
>>play->pause->play transistion in the little status overlay in the
>>upper-right, but no visible change in the TV playback.  Any suggestions?
> Could it be that the root and mythtv users have differing lirc config
> file? (I don't know... I don't use lirc)

I don't think so, as the graphic in the upper-right corner changes
briefly when I try to pause, it just immediately changes back to play
rather than pausing.

> Otherwise it's probbaly a permission issue somewheres.

Presumably.  What has me confused is that there's some permision that
affects pausing of live tv but not all of the live tv functionality.

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