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Bug 1308275 - VDR not working out of the box
VDR not working out of the box
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: vdr (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
unspecified Severity high
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Assigned To: Ville Skyttä
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2016-02-13 18:40 EST by ubach
Modified: 2016-02-14 02:36 EST (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2016-02-14 02:36:10 EST
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Description ubach 2016-02-13 18:40:19 EST
After installing the VDR packages, running 'vdr' results the following error message:
[peter@Cinexin ~]$ vdr
vdr: can't access video directory /var/lib/vdr/video

I have verified the permissions of the user vdr:
[peter@Cinexin ~]$ ls -l /var/lib/vdr/
total 12
drwxr-xr-x. 8 vdr root  4096 feb 13 23:29 data
drwxrwxr-x+ 2 vdr video 4096 ene 11 21:14 video

So the error message doesn't make much sense. I have seen several similar reports around the web. But no useful workaround is suggested anywhere.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
[peter@Cinexin ~]$ dnf info vdr
Última comprobación de caducidad de metadatos hecha hace 1 day, 0:55:49, el Fri Feb 12 23:40:16 2016.
Paquetes instalados
Nombre      : vdr
Arquitectur : x86_64
Epoch       : 0
Versión     : 2.2.0
Lanzamiento : 8.fc23
Tamaño      : 3.4 M
Repo        : @System
Desde repo  : updates
Resumen     : Video Disk Recorder
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Licencia    : GPLv2+
Descripción : VDR implements a complete digital set-top-box and video recorder.
            : It can work with signals received from satellites (DVB-S) as well as
            : cable (DVB-C) and terrestrial (DVB-T) signals.  At least one DVB card
            : is required to run VDR.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install vdr
2. run vdr

Actual results: error message reported above

Expected results: start of the GUI of vdr.

Additional info:
Furthermore, the installation package does not create an entry into the applications menu. That would be an expected behavior for every GUI-oriented software.
Comment 1 Ville Skyttä 2016-02-14 02:36:10 EST
vdr is not meant to be run like that, but as a server (systemctl start vdr). It also does not have a GUI in the sense that a menu entry would make sense.

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