[mythtv-users] mythbackend as normal user

Josu Lazkano josu.lazkano at gmail.com
Sun May 9 12:30:25 UTC 2010

Hello again, I investigate a little bit more, on
/etc/init.d/mythtv-backend is this line:


I use to run mythtv-setup and mythfronted as normal user ("lazkano" in
this case), is neccesary to run mythbackend as "mythtv" user?

Thanks and regards.

2010/5/8 Josu Lazkano <josu.lazkano at gmail.com>:
> Hello, I have installed MythTv on my laptop. I have Debian Squeeze
> with debian-multimedia.org and a DVB-T USB tunner.
> When I run "mythfronted" as normal user (not mythtv), when I try to
> watch LiveTV I get "Error: MythTV is using all inputs, but there are
> no active recordings?" message. Then I need to stop the "mythbackend"
> as root user (kill process) and start "mythbackend" as normal user
> (not mythtv). Then if I run "mythbackend" as normal user, I can view
> LiveTV.
> When I start my PC I have "mythbackend" proccess running with mythtv user:
> $ ps -ef | grep myth
> mythtv    1962     1  0 18:47 ?        00:00:07 /usr/bin/mythbackend
> --daemon --logfile /var/log/mythtv/mythbackend.log --pidfile
> /var/run/mythtv/mythbackend.pid
> How can I solve this?
> Thanks for all and best regards.
> --
> Josu Lazkano

Josu Lazkano

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