[mythtv-users] Can't watch TV Permission Denied opening recording file despite chmod a+rwx
vincent.mcintyre at gmail.com
Wed Jul 11 22:17:05 UTC 2012
> -----Original Message-----
> From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org
> [mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of R. G. Newbury
> Sent: Monday, 2 July 2012 12:16 AM
> To: Discussion about MythTV
> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Can't watch TV Permission Denied opening
> recording file despite chmod a+rwx
> On 07/01/2012 06:35 AM, John Brown wrote:
>> Thanks. Problem solved. Mythtv is evidentally is sensitive to the
>> permission of the mount point when the drive is unmounted rather than the
>> permissions of the mounted folder. Every other program used to access the
>> same drive uses the permissions of the mounted folder. If this is not a
>> mythtv bug then I'd consider it to be an extremely undesireable feature!
>> To solve the problem, I unmounted the drive (I had to find then kill a few
>> process that were accessing the drive to do this), and noticed the mount
>> point (/media/data) had a user/group of root/root. Since various data and
>> programs use the mounted drive I didn't want to change it to group
>> 'mythtv'. Instead I changed the group of the mount point to 'users':
>> chgrp users /media/data
>> Then added the mythtv user to the 'users' group
>> usermod -a -G mythtv
>> I then rebooted as a cheats way of restarting everything and it worked!
> Please consider taking the time to write something in the wiki. There is a
> page in the Knowledge Base section called TroubleShooting. It needs a new
> page entry!
> Definitely an out of left field sort of error that could catch lots of
> peope. I've never been affected but only because my media folder has always
> been the root folder of the drive!
On 7/11/12, John Brown <jb2904 at johnbrown.com.au> wrote:
> Sure, but I am not sure where to put it. I've never contributed to a wiki
> before. Where should it should go?
look like a start?
For some reason it does not show up in
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