[mythtv-users] MythArchive error need some assistance...

Paul Harrison mythtv at dsl.pipex.com
Sat Jun 28 16:58:32 UTC 2008

Kevin J. Cummings wrote:
> A JM wrote:
>> The symlink to /dev/dvd1 worked but didn't survive a reboot... any ideas 
>> on how to make it stick?
> That's udev for you.  Perhaps you should find out where /dev/dvd is 
> configured in MythTV and change it to /dev/dvd1 there....  You'll 
> probably find that easier than figuring out how to munge udev rules.
>> Thanks,

Looks like you need to change the "Location of DVD" setting on the first 
page of MythArchive's settings to /dev/dvd1 or /dev/cdrom1 both looks 
like they should work.

One common problem is that the user who is running mythfrontend doesn't 
have write access to the DVD drive. It looks like your DVD drive is 
actually /dev/hdb so you need to take a look at the permissions on that 
device. It may be as simple as adding your mythfrontend user to the 
cdrom group.

You don't need to worry about the DVD drive being mounted, actually you 
don't want it mounted when using MythArchive that's why it's best to 
disable the Media Monitor for your DVD drive.

Paul H.

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