[mythtv-users] So confused. Firewire to STB - channel change script - mythchanger

Philip Isaacs showcasefloyd at gmail.com
Tue Mar 25 18:50:03 UTC 2014

On Tue, Mar 25, 2014 at 2:39 PM, Gabe Rubin <gaberubin at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Mar 25, 2014 at 11:33 AM, Gary Buhrmaster <
> gary.buhrmaster at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, Mar 25, 2014 at 6:22 PM, Gabe Rubin <gaberubin at gmail.com> wrote:
>> .....
>> > You may need to do something so the permissions hold on reboot.
>> The "recommended" way to do this in current Linux distros is udev rules
>> to assign permissions and groups (the defaults may, or may not, be
>> good with current distros for firewire devices), with the appropriate
>> usermod issued at some point to add your mythtv user to the group
>> assigned by your udev rules (often, but not required to be, the video
>> group).
>> No matter how you do it, document it, and place that documentation
>> somewhere that you can reference it in three years when you are
>> forced to rebuild your system (unless you have the memory of a
>> mtdean, who just remembers it all :-).
>> Gary
> And my typical documentation is actually on this list.  It is amazing how
> many times after re-building a system I google the issue and find the
> solution and realize it is one I posted to the list a few years before.
> Documenting the solutions to the list doesn't just help out other users --
> it may help yourself in the future.

@Gabe - Do you know where I can find an example (or a tutorial) of how to
write a channel changing script that will call my IR Blaster from within
MythTV? I understand how it works now, but I'm not sure where to go from

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