[mythtv-users] Success! at long last. Thanks

William wmunson at rochester.rr.com
Wed Aug 2 11:06:49 UTC 2006

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> c. Device -- /dev/video0

Access to the hardware is only required by the backend process. 
Users running a frontend don't use the capture card directly.

Accept during mythtv-setup? Nearly every HOWTO says to do this step as a
non-root user.

It is perfectly acceptable to run mythtv-setup as root. You should only need
to run this to configure your sources and lineup or when you make
fundimental changes. A normal user will never need to access it. All user
level settings are available thru the frontend.

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