Fw: [mythtv-users] More FC2 MythTV problems...

Jarod Wilson jcw at wilsonet.com
Mon Sep 6 19:06:28 EDT 2004

On Monday 06 September 2004 14:59, Jay R. Ashworth wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 06, 2004 at 11:24:03AM -0700, Jarod Wilson wrote:
> > On Monday 06 September 2004 07:26, 1canuck2 wrote:
> > > Its a PVR-250. I have the ivtv drivers installed, and my capture card
> > > is working with cat /dev/video0.
> > > dmesg shows that the card is being recognized so do you have any ideas
> > > why there is no hardware encoder choice listed?
> >
> > If you're not seeing the encoder options, as Isaac hinted, you may not
> > have the card defined properly in your system. Fire up mythtvsetup and
> > make sure that you defined the card type as a PVR-x50 hardware encoder
> > card, or whatever it is, instead of a standard v4l card.
> And, in addition, make sure that the user which the backend runs as has
> read and write permission on /dev/videoX (where x likely == 0).

Non-issue on Fedora Core 2 when running from Axel's rpms. The backend runs as 
root, due to the way Red Hat alters device permissons on the fly for logged 
in users. Of course, if you modified the startup script for the backend, you 
would definitely run into problems, unless you 
hacked /etc/security/console.perms to not chown the required device nodes and 
set their owner to the user you're running the backend as.

Jarod C. Wilson, RHCE
jcw at wilsonet.com

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