[mythtv-users] guide too slow, "unable to save" icon files
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sun Nov 8 01:23:31 UTC 2009
On 11/07/2009 07:59 PM, Mary Strimel wrote:
> Fresh install last night of Mythbuntu 9.10 RC 1 for AMD64, everything
> seems to be working great except I get these type of errors when
> accessing the guide:
> 2009-11-07 19:50:29.685 Failed to save to
> 2009-11-07 19:50:30.394 Failed to save to
> 2009-11-07 19:50:31.086 Failed to save to
> 2009-11-07 19:50:31.794 Failed to save to
> I assume those are icon files? Anyway, I made the permissions to that
> directory as broad as I can think of:
> mary at mythbox:~$ ls -la ./.mythtv/
> drwxrwxrwx 6 mary mythtv 4096 2009-11-06 22:03 .
> drwxr-xrwx 27 mary mary 4096 2009-11-07 19:51 ..
> drwxrwxrwx 2 mary mythtv 4096 2009-11-06 22:03 channels
> -rw-rwxrwx 1 mary mythtv 422 2009-11-07 14:06 config.xml
> lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 15 2009-11-06 21:08 lircrc -> ../.lirc/mythtv
> lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 21 2009-11-06 21:08 mysql.txt ->
> drwxrwxrwx 10 mary mythtv 4096 2009-11-06 22:00 MythWeather
> drwxrwxrwx 2 mary mythtv 36864 2009-11-07 14:11 osdcache
> drwxrwxrwx 3 mary mythtv 4096 2009-11-07 14:11 themecache
> yet the problem persists. What to do now? Otherwise it seems just
> about perfect (other than the lack of Retro theme :)
Both problems are one and the same--fix the "unable to save" issue and
it will fix the slow guide issue.
Since that directory is under the user's root directory, it's very
likely that the user running the program that's trying to save the icons
doesn't have permissions to execute the /home/mary directory, so it
can't get to the directories within.
mythfilldatabase will attempt to download icons for you and save them in
$HOME/.mythtv. mythfilldatabase is run automatically by mythbackend--so
in that situation, the user running mythbackend would need execute on
all the directories in the path leading up to channels.
You can also get the icons through other approaches, including a contrib
script called channel_icons.pl.
I'm not sure what the proper setup is for your directory structure/users
on your distro, so I'll leave it to others to comment on anything
related to that.
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