[mythtv-users] * Please help -- can't schedule recordings (but can record with R, can view guide)

R. G. Newbury newbury at mandamus.org
Sat Jan 19 01:50:26 UTC 2008

Mike Perkins wrote:

> Nope. The various daemons (services) can run under any user the system 
> administrator/system builder desires. It's just that, because the system itself 
> starts the daemons, you therefore need root to run 'service mythbackend restart' 
> (i.e. the 'service' command).
> In fact I got round that myself during testing by making an entry in the 
> /etc/sudoers file. I can now run 'sudo service mythbackend 
> [stop|start|whatever]' from my own account as needed (hopefully never).

Ahh Thank you, That's a neat way around the problem...
something like??

mythtv ALL=NOPASSWD: /usr/bin/service

I will try that in the morning...the machine is recording 3 programs at 
the moment!


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