[mythtv-users] Gentoo new install

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Tue Jan 2 18:36:34 UTC 2007

On Jan 2, 2007, at 10:33 AM, Mike Daugird wrote:

> 	Two things have come up with my new install of mythtv, with a
> PVR 350
> 1)how do I get udev to stop making the permissions restrictive on
> /dev/video0 so that I can use it.
> I run mythbackend, mythfrontend and xfce4 as a normal user.

Have a look at your /etc/udev/rules.d/50-udev.rules file and any  
related stuff.

You can make the video device accessible by using groups ("video" is  
a good one) or adjust the permissions for "other" users. Whatever  
user is running myth should be a member of the appropriate groups.
> 2)How do I get ivtv-fb set up, it is hard masked and the bug list  
> seems
> to indicate it is a problem with the newer version of X.org
> When I unmask the ivtv-dev it wants to downgrade my X.org version.
> Also, when is the .21 version expected to make it to portage?

I suppose there would actually have to *be* a version 0.21 in order  
for it to show up in portage, there isn't AFAIK :-)

You could grab the latest svn version and make your own ebuild I guess.

Doug Goldstein was doing the Gentoo Myth stuff, you might check out  
his site:


Google for Mythtv and gentoo, you will find a ton of stuff.

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