[vdr] softdevice with xv-plugin does not start

Stefan Lucke stefan at lucke.in-berlin.de
Sun Nov 13 21:18:28 CET 2005


On Sonntag, 13. November 2005 19:41, Andre Bischof wrote:
> Hi Stefan,
> 
> Stefan Lucke wrote:
> ...
> >>>>Nov 12 21:03:51 linux vdr[10465]: [XvVideoOut]: patch version (2005-07-20)
> >>>>Nov 12 21:03:51 linux vdr[10465]: [XvVideoOut]: Could not connect to 
> >>>>X-server
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>You have to start your X-server _before_ you may start vdr with
> >>>softdevice and xv out.
> >>
> >>The output above is from a term in kde, so I suppose the X-server should 
> >>be running.
> >>
> > 
> > 
> > So vdr is running with another userid as you are logged in.
> > 1. you need to set th DISPLAY variable (export DISPLAY=:0.0)
> > 2. the user who wants to access your display needs permissions to do that
> >    For my tests, when running vdr from root I do sux which keeps
> >    authorisation to x-server contact.
> 
> I can't manage to do that. If I try to run vdr as user root, vdr-kbd 
> complains to refuse to run with root priviledges. If I do "su vdr" 
> whoami tells me to be still root - is that what you meant by "sux"? 
> Because I don't know sux, and nothing like this is installed.

Maybe sux is specific to SuSe.

> 
> I tried:
> root at linux:/usr/lib/vdr# DISPLAY=:0.0;xset s off;vdr-daemon 
> --config=/var/lib/vdr --lib=/usr/lib/vdr/plugins -d
> ib/vdr/plugins -vo xv:" -u vdr -g vdr
> Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server
> Xlib: Invalid MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 key
> xset:  unable to open display ":0.0"
> 
> as mentioned in the link you provided at the end of your posting.

So as normal user you may grant access to your x-session via xhost
command "xhost +host_name" .


-- 
Stefan Lucke




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