[mythtv-users] Why does /dev/dvb reset permisions on boot?

ffrr ffrr at tpg.com.au
Tue Dec 6 03:59:10 EST 2005

Weston, Toby wrote:

>Hi folks,
>Probably an obvious question (bit of Linux newbie here I'm afraid) but why
>would the permissions on my dvb devices reset to allow just root access each
>time I reboot? Myth can't access them as the 'mythtv' user doesn't have
>write permission but I change this using chmod... it just can't retain the

After I got DVB working, the DVB devices (in /dev/dvb/adapter0/*) had no permissions so only root could see them.   The fix was to add

chmod 666 /dev/dvb/adapter0/*

to /etc/rc.d/rc.local

which resets them to something sensible each reboot.

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