[mythtv-users] guide too slow, "unable to save" icon files
mary.strimel at gmail.com
Sun Nov 8 02:37:36 UTC 2009
On Sat, Nov 7, 2009 at 8:23 PM, Michael T. Dean <mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
> 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
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> mythtv-users at mythtv.org
Okay, I did "chmod 777" on /home, /home/mary, /home/mary/.mythtv, and
/home/mary/.mythtv/channels, and verified that its rwx for everyone. I
am still getting the "unable to save" error in my logs when I browse
the guide (and I can hear my hard drive churning away ...)
This makes absolutely no sense! What could I be doing wrong?
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