> Why not simply document this fact in the installation guide: > "The plugin must have write access to /dev/console." > This is similar to the dvd or vcd plugin which need read/write access to > /dev/dvd resp. /dev/cdrom.
Hmm - this sounds like a good idea ... > On my machine, I added the vdr user to the cdrom group. For > /dev/console, this might be a bit trickier: I would have to add vdr to > group tty AND give /dev/console rw-permissions for the group, but that > should suffice. > > I don't know much about linux capabilities, but my feeling is, that they > are meant for things not represented by devices (which use the simpler > file-permissions model). On my system /dev/console has r/w access for anyone but this is not sufficient. I take a look into the kernel sources and there a two ways to get the right to modify terminals with ioctl(): - the modified terminal is the controlling terminal for the process or - the user has the capability to modify terminal settings What can we do now? Greetings, Bernd _______________________________________________ vdr mailing list email@example.com http://www.linuxtv.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/vdr