[Bug 54] Review Request: xdtv - Video4Linux Stream Capture Viewer & Recorder

Jarod Wilson jarod at wilsonet.com
Mon Oct 13 15:29:47 CEST 2008

On Mon, 2008-10-13 at 13:05 +0200, KH KH wrote:
> 2008/10/13 Jarod Wilson <jarod at wilsonet.com>:
> > On Sun, 2008-10-12 at 20:50 -0300, Mario Chacon wrote:
> >> I do not have /dev/dvb* or /dev/dvb/*...is it mean that it's not
> >> recognice the tv card?
> >
> > Correct. Visit the linuxtv.org wiki, perhaps they have some status with
> > respect to your hardware there. Could be supported in the v4l-dvb
> > mercurial tip, could be supported in Markus Rechberger's tree, might not
> > be supported at all just yet.
> >
> > --jarod
> BTW Jarod . Do you have any advices on the device permission problem
> raised by the xdtv review ?
> https://bugzilla.rpmfusion.org/show_bug.cgi?id=54
> Mythtv users might also be affected if no users are connected on X
> session while mythtv is runned as mythtv users...?!

That's actually a long-standing issue with the current mythtv backend
initscript -- it runs the backend as root, solely because the bulk of
the time when it is started up, no user is logged in, and thus v4l and
dvb devices are all accessibly only by root. Looking into a proper fix
for that has long been on the todo list, just not with a particularly
high priority, so its mostly been ignored for *mumble* years now... :\

Jarod Wilson
jarod at wilsonet.com

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