[mythtv-users] mtd won't start on boot

mythtv-users.mythtv.org at tgice.com mythtv-users.mythtv.org at tgice.com
Fri Mar 2 00:06:25 UTC 2007

Trey Thompson wrote:
> I'm on FC5, SVN, and for several weeks now, mtd won't start on boot.
> My line in /etc/rc.local is:
> /usr/local/bin/mtd --daemon
> And, when I copy and paste that to the command line, it starts up fine.
> I can't find anything in any logs about it failing.
> How can I find out why this isn't starting upon bootup?

I had a similar problem, on Gentoo, running a mid-December SVN version.

I don't know what triggered it, but I think the reason it's not starting 
has something to do with which user is trying to launch the process. 
Anything coming out of rc.local I'm sure is root, so you might want to 
try doing something with that.

I tried that for awhile and didn't get anywhere, so ended up with 
something like this:

/usr/local/bin/mtd > /dev/null 2>&1 &

which works, but then I started having problems with DVD playback & 
sometimes burning, so I have to manually close mtd when that happens 
(this is all very speculative still).

Good luck.  Post if you come up with a better solution than mine.


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