[mythtv-users] mythtv-setup and X forward

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Tue Aug 28 00:13:02 UTC 2007

Mike Perkins wrote:
> Joacim J wrote:
>> I got VLC working...the mistake I did was that I "su" to root and then 
>> execute mythtv-setup. When running "sudo mythtv-setup" as logged in user 
>> worked a lot better :)
> You don't need to be root to execute mythtv-setup! Your ordinary user is fine. 
> Running as root may mean that essential files get created under /root/.mythtv 
> instead of under /home/<user>/.mythtv which may cause confusion later.

This can depend somewhat on whether you did "su" or "su -". The latter
imports all the root settings like home directory etc., the former just
elevates you to root keeping the original environment.

At least that's the way it's *supposed* to work, always safer to do
things the "right" way.


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