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Old 02-19-2005, 07:38 AM   #1
Jesterace
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/dev/video0 tv tuner troubles


I loaded the bttv module my card needed and as running root as X I had no problem running TvTime which is what I use for the tv program. However when I went over to my user account it told me that it was unable to open /dev/video0. I scratched my head went back to X as root and tried it and it worked again. So I ended up doing this....

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cd /dev
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chmod +777 video0
And doing that allowed me to use the tv tuner with the user account however after rebooting the permissions went back to the way they were and I had to chmod it as root in order to use the tv card. Strangely enough it's a ATI Tv Wonder PCI and it looks way better running under linux than it does running under windows go figure

Anyways if anyone has any tips that I could use so I don't have to keep sudoing and chmodding /dev/video0 it would be appreciated
 
Old 02-19-2005, 07:43 AM   #2
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Try add your user in video group in /etc/group
 
Old 02-19-2005, 07:45 AM   #3
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yip, normal permissions are 660.
and it works here.....

egag
 
Old 02-19-2005, 07:45 AM   #4
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Quote:
root::0:root
bin::1:root,bin,daemon
daemon::2:root,bin,daemon
sys::3:root,bin,adm
adm::4:root,adm,daemon
tty::5:
disk::6:root,adm
lp::7:lp
mem::8:
kmem::9:
wheel::10:root
floppy::11:root
mail::12:mail
news::13:news
uucp::14:uucp
man::15:
audio::17:
video::18:
cdrom::19:
games::20:
slocate::21:
utmp::22:
smmsp::25:smmsp
mysql::27:
rpc::32:
sshd::33:sshd
gdm::42:
shadow::43:
ftp::50:
pop::90op
nobody::98:nobody
nogroup::99:
users::100:
console::101:
messagebus:x:102:
haldaemon:x:103:
How would I go about doing it?
video::18:username ?
 
Old 02-19-2005, 07:52 AM   #5
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yes, you've got it....

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video::18:egag
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that's mine...

egag
 
Old 02-19-2005, 08:00 AM   #6
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thanks adding the user worked like a charm
 
  


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