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Old 06-15-2005, 12:57 PM   #1
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Can't change channels in MythTV with Slackware 10.1

I'm using Slackware 10.1. I just set up MythTV with my new ATi TV Wonder Pro. It works fine. . . except for one thing - IT WON'T CHANGE CHANNELS! I looked at the "Installing and Using MythTV" for what to do when this happens but it only has instructions for Mandrakelinux. What do I do?
Old 06-15-2005, 03:37 PM   #2
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Where did you find the instructions for mandrake // May you type them here.

I quess they wouldn't need too much adjustments for use with slackware.
Old 06-15-2005, 04:09 PM   #3
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I got this directly from

Can't change the channel when watching Live TV.

Something's wrong with your program database. Did mythfilldatabase run with no major errors? Or, MythTV may not have permissions to the appropriate video4linux devices. See the section titled Device Permissions for an example.
Here's what the Device Permissions says:

Device Permissions

MythTV will need access to the video4linux devices on your system. By default, your distribution may restrict access to these devices to the logged-in user, so if you will be automatically starting mythbackend from a script rather than an interactive terminal session you will need to make some adjustments.
NOTE: The following instructions are accurate for Mandrake.
Check for a file called /etc/security/console.perms. Open the file in your favorite text editor and look for a line that has:
<console> 0600 <v4l> 0600

and replace it with
<console> 0666 <v4l> 0666

What we're doing is allowing read and write access to the files in the video4linux directory.
I tried to fix the problem by adding my user to the "video" group, but I still can't change channels.


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