Empty media lists

Asked by Juan Manuel Santos on 2008-07-30

I've been meaning to try out Entertainer since I saw an article about it on linux.com. I tried it back then, but since I'm using gentoo and the portage overlay which had clutter and pyclutter had 0.4 versions (and I didn't have enough time at the moment to manually go through the dependency hell ;p), I stalled it.

Recently I made myself some time to try it out. I'm currently using these dependencies' versions:


The reason for the newer versions is that before I tried it with these dependencies' versions:

clutter-core 0.5.6 (as 0.5.4 is not in the clutter-project server)
clutter-gst 0.5.0
clutter-gtk 0.5.2
clutter-cairo 0.5.0

But I had the same problem in both setups: Entertainer starts and indexes fine (I checked it the-gentoo-way: opened the .db files and looked in the thumbnails directory: both show signs of content being indexed). However, when opening the frontend, I don't see any content in any of the sections. Neither the logs nor the program output in the terminal show any sign of errors.

When trying to enter the sections, this exception occurs (which I guess is obviously due to an empty list):

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/home/godlike/sandbox/bzr/entertainer/entertainerlib/frontend/gui/user_interface.py", line 443, in handle_keyboard_event
  File "/home/godlike/sandbox/bzr/entertainer/entertainerlib/frontend/gui/user_interface.py", line 524, in handle_user_event
  File "/home/godlike/sandbox/bzr/entertainer/entertainerlib/frontend/gui/screens/main_screen.py", line 339, in handle_user_event
AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'set_active'

Of course what should happen is that I should see some content =P.

Any hints as to what I may try for further debugging, or if I'm missing something/doing something wrong? I'm open to suggestions.

Needless to say, this is the best looking media center for Linux that is currently out there. A shame I couldn't try it yet, but keep up your excellent work folks :).


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Best Matt Layman (mblayman) said : #1

GODLiKE, this looks like a bug. I'd like to spawn a bug off of this question and continue the conversation there.

Thanks Matt, posted the bug here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/entertainer/+bug/253491 with a screenshot attached. I guess I should mark this question as solved?

Thanks Matt Layman, that solved my question.