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Old 03-01-2004, 11:39 PM   #1
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tvtime and audio

OS is Fedora Core 1
Hardware is ATI TV Wonder VE
Software is tvtime 0.9.12
The Goal: To allow all the users of the machine (myself and two other members of the household) to watch tv without having to a) be root, or b) execute a separate command after tvtime exits to kill the audio.

(Snipped) Contents of /etc/modules.conf:
options bttv card=64
options tuner type=2
post-install bttv insmod tuner
post-remove bttv /sbin/rmmod -r bttv

I have the same issue as this post:

And have implemented a similar fix. This is the contents of the /usr/bin/run-tvtime file:
/sbin/modprobe -r bttv

The problem is that I dont want to run the tvtime app as root, and when I run it as a regular user, I get issues with modprobe. The run-tvtime script outputs on exit:
Thank you for using tvtime.
bttv: Operation not permitted
bttv: Device or resource busy

So the question is: how do I kill the audio as a non-root user?
Old 03-02-2004, 03:12 AM   #2
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Have you tried xawtv? I've never seen it exibit this sort of problem, unless I kill X with Ctrl-Alt-Backspace..


Last edited by ilikejam; 03-02-2004 at 03:13 AM.
Old 03-02-2004, 08:54 AM   #3
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I tried xawtv initially, and like the link I posted, it had the same problem.


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