[mythtv-users] only root can pause live tv

Jason Kraftcheck jkraftch at facstaff.wisc.edu
Thu Jul 8 17:59:20 EDT 2004

Kevin Kuphal wrote:
> 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?
>> thanks much,
>> -- jason kraftcheck
> Sounds like the permissions on your live tv folder are set too
> restrictive.  Check where that is located in mythtvsetup (I think) and

That's the first thing I checked (even though live TV playback works
fine other than the pause thing.)  It is "-rwxrwxr-x mythtv mythtv".

Thanks for the suggestion, though.

> then check the permissions on the directory.  If you're not familiar
> with UNIX permissions, something like:
> chown mythtv /some/directory
> will change the ownership of /some/directory to the mythtv user
> chgrp mythtv /some/directory

  chown mythtv:mythtv /some/directory

will accomplish both in one command.

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