[mythtv-users] swap not displaying

Endaf Jones jonese at zener.com
Thu Jun 16 18:00:19 UTC 2005

Me thinks it's something that has changed in recent CVS.  I have the 
same problem and the permissions are all world readable for /proc/swap.

# Endaf

Dan Wilga wrote:

>> On 6/10/05, Dan Wilga <dwilga at mtholyoke.edu> wrote:
>>>  At 6:34 PM -0500 6/9/05, Matt wrote:
>>>  >Running CVS, when I go into the system status, when I try to view the
>>>  >Swap it shows "Unknown".  It used to work just fine until I upgraded
>>>  >to latest CVS recently.  Any ideas?
>>>  Swap shows just fine for me, as of a CVS version from about a week
>>>  ago. Perhaps when you upgraded the setuid bit was lost, and the user
>>>  you're running mythfrontend as can get to /proc ?
>>>  --
>> So how could I fix that?
> First:
>   ls -ld /proc
> If you see something like:
>   dr-xr-x---  219 root system 0 May 31 09:37 /proc
> then the mode "dr-xr-x---" means that only root and people in the 
> group called "system" can read /proc. One way around this would be to 
> add whatever user you run mythfrontend as to the system group. (pico 
> /etc/group)
> Another way would be to use setuid on mythfrontend. Have a look at 
> Jarod's guide. I'm sure it's in there somewhere.
> If the mode on the directory is already "dr-xr-xr-x", then this 
> probably isn't your problem.
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