[mythtv-users] Seriously need help fixing new setup

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Tue Nov 15 01:39:12 UTC 2011

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On 11/14/2011 08:33 PM, networks1 wrote:
> Mike Perkins wrote:
>> On 13/11/11 23:11, networks1 wrote:
>>> 2011-11-13 15:56:57.654 Already running as 'root'
>> This is probably not a good idea. It might not be the problem you are 
>> attempting to solve, but it's almost certain to introduce others. For 
>> example, any recordings you might make like this could have owner 
>> root, group root. When you finally get your system fixed, you might 
>> not be able to read these any more. Both your back end and your front 
>> end should /probably/ be running as user 'mythtv'. 
> Right.  I must have accidentally been logged in as su when I installed it.  Not sure how to fix this, except to un/reinstall.  Maybe that would be a good idea anyway given that everything is so screwed up.

FWIW, last I knew, Red-Hat-based distros, such as Fedora, were still 
running MythTV apps (at least mythbackend) as root due to some issues 
with devices, permissions, HAL and/or PolicyKit and/or ConsoleKit.  If 
that's still the case, it's probably not something you want to "fix."


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