Allow normal user to watch tv via xawtv

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Under Debin GNU/Linux you can use this tip.
Add user to devices ownership group. In this case /dev/video is owned by root user and video group. So I suggested him to add user jimmy to group video with command:
#usermod -G video jimmy

Then he logged in as a jimmy user and was able to watch TV via xawtv application.

Posted by: Vivek Gite

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