[mythtv-users] Bad advice from Mythfrontend -- running with SUID
joebarnhart at yahoo.com
Mon Oct 25 08:51:28 UTC 2004
Not because its a security hole. Because it hangs my
system every time I try to get it working! It's so
vexing!! Is this a general problem, or only a
I use the command:
chmod u+s /usr/bin/mythfrontend
Reboot the system (or just restart gdm, it makes no
difference), try to play an already recorded show and
instant Linux freeze. No log messages, no
ctl-alt-backspace, no ssh -- nothing but the big
button will bring it back.
Why does mythfrontend keep taunting me with promises
of smoother playback when all it does is freeze the
In desperation, I even tried using visudo to add
/usr/bin/mythfrontend to sudo's mythtv list and it had
no effect at all. At least it didn't freeze, but it
doesn't run with SUID privilege either.
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