[mythtv-users] Success! at long last. Thanks
H P Ladds
householdwords at gmail.com
Fri Aug 4 15:21:15 UTC 2006
My FC 4 +0.19 is :
$ grep mythtv /etc/passwd
$ grep mythtv /etc/group
$ ls -l /dev/video0
crw------- 1 mythtv root 81, 0 Aug 3 08:15 /dev/video0
I don't see that user mythtv should have any difficulties here, but I've
discovered the problem:
/video is a directory that is used in the administration of MythTV.
Coincidentally , I used /video in mythtv-setup as the location to store
videos. Appearently, Mythtv locks the /video directory (see below);
therefore non-root users were denied access to /video.
$ ls -l /video
> total 0
> ?--------- ? ? ? ? ? .
> ?--------- ? ? ? ? ? ..
> ?--------- ? ? ? ? ? nfslockfile.lock
> (Note: the above is displayed in flashing red and white).
I changed the where videos will be stores in mythtv-setup to /recordings,
and shazaam! the user mythtv can operate MythTV -- with improved video
quality I might add.
Thanks for the help folks,
On 8/3/06, chris at cpr.homelinux.net < chris at cpr.homelinux.net > wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 02, 2006 at 10:51:16AM -0400, William wrote:
> > I suspect that you did not give your myth user any group associations
> > is why it cannot access the devices. I am at work right now and cannot
> > what groups my mythtv user belongs to. Hopefully someone else will post
> > info. I suppose you can look to see what groups root belongs to and use
> > as a guideline.
> On my Debian + 0.19 system:
> $ grep mythtv /etc/passwd
> $ grep mythtv /etc/group
> $ ls -l /dev/video0
> crw-rw---- 1 root video 81, 0 Jul 7 00:53 /dev/video0
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