"No Channel Selected" Error Message

Asked by Marco on 2010-01-17

Hi
In my computer Me-TV used to work fine till today.

I have Ubuntu 9.10 , the latest version of Me-TV (build 14) and a Terratec Cinergy DVB-T card.
When i started Me-TV today, the wizard requesting channel configuration popped up.
I though the channels were gone, so I did a scan using w_scan (W_scan -c IT -x > channels) and then I gave the resulting file to the wizard "scanning with an initial file". It imported the channels without problems. Then the channels could be viewed and recorded without problems with Me-TV.

However once exiting Me-TV and re-starting, a message showing "No channel Selected" pops out. I checked if Me_TV "sees" the card and it shows it as available.
Then If I delete all the channels and redo the wizard the process repeats. The channels are found and Me-Tv works fine till you terminate it. Once you restart it the error message pops up.

I am not an expert in Ubuntu, I though something could have gone wrong in the configuration files, so I "removed completely" Me-TV using the App Manager and then re-installed it from the Ubuntu reporitories. This does not seem this gets rid of the configuration files because I still find configured the folder where I store my recordings.
The error of course pops up again.

Can somebody help me? I have not seen in the forums this kind of problem.

thank you/grazie

Marco

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Solved by:
Michael Lamothe
Solved:
2010-01-18
Last query:
2010-01-18
Last reply:
2010-01-17

I think that this was an issue with Me TV 1.1.4. I think that we've fixed this in Me TV 1.1.5, please confirm this for me.

On another note, it sounds like you would benefit from the new autoscan feature (alternative to w_scan), are you interested in becoming one of our testers? May I ask how you are installing Me TV?

Marco (mtamilia) said : #2

Michael thanks for the quick answer.
I have 1.1.4.
I installed MeTV from the repositories of Ubuntu. From then on it keeps it updated.
I tried downloading the new package, 1.1.5 but then....I do not know how to install it....
YES, I would be interested in an autoscan feature.

Regards/ciao

Marco

Repositories are good. If you're using the Me TV Development PPA one then I think that Scott just updated that about 15 minutes ago. Thanks Scott!

Ubuntu Karmic only has Me TV 1.0.0 in its repository as far as I know. Am I right?

Scott Evans (vk7hse) said : #4

Yeah! sorry, had an early night! 1.1.5 is now uploaded to both my &
me-tv development PPA's on Launchpad ;)

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Marco (mtamilia) said : #5

Michael thanks, I've run the update manager, it found 1.1.5, installed it and the problem is gone away.
Great support!!!!
I've checked the repositories I have in my configuration. This is the file:
_________________________________________________________________________________
# deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 9.04 _Jaunty Jackalope_ - Release i386 (20090420.1)]/ jaunty main restricted
# See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
# newer versions of the distribution.

deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic main restricted
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic main restricted

## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
## distribution.
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic-updates main restricted
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic-updates main restricted

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team. Also, please note that software in universe WILL NOT receive any
## review or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic universe
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic universe
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic-updates universe
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic-updates universe

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to
## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
## multiverse WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu
## security team.
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic multiverse
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic multiverse
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic-updates multiverse
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic-updates multiverse

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from the 'backports'
## repository.
## N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as
## extensively as that contained in the main release, although it includes
## newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.
## Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any review
## or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic-backports main restricted universe multiverse
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic-backports main restricted universe multiverse

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from Canonical's
## 'partner' repository.
## This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is offered by Canonical and the
## respective vendors as a service to Ubuntu users.
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu karmic partner
deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu karmic partner

deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic-security main restricted
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic-security main restricted
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic-security universe
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic-security universe
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic-security multiverse
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic-security multiverse
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/me-tv-development/ppa/ubuntu karmic main # disabilitato durante l'avanzamento a karmic
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/me-tv-development/ppa/ubuntu karmic main # disabilitato durante l'avanzamento a karmic

deb http://debian.slimdevices.com stable main
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic-proposed restricted main multiverse universe
# deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/fta/p pa/ubuntu jaunty maindeb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/fta/p pa/ubuntu jaunty main
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
It seems my Me-TV Development PPA is disabled, so I think Ubuntu Karmic has the last MeTV now
On another subject is there a way I test tthe autoscan feature?

thanks/grazie/ciao

Marco

Marco (mtamilia) said : #6

Thanks Michael Lamothe, that solved my question.

Ummm, that's just a comment in the sources.list file, it's actually still enabled. I don't know what the karmic install process does but it appears that it has left it enabled despite the comment.

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/me-tv-development/ppa/ubuntu karmic main # disabilitato durante l'avanzamento a karmic
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/me-tv-development/ppa/ubuntu karmic main # disabilitato durante l'avanzamento a karmic

Scott Evans (vk7hse) said : #8

For them (PPA) to be disabled they would need to begin with a #

The # after the "deb http...." shows as a comment when viewing sources
via synapitc package manager... (add/remove)

On Sun, 2010-01-17 at 23:58 +0000, Marco wrote:

> deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/me-tv-development/ppa/ubuntu karmic main
> # disabilitato durante l'avanzamento a karmic
> deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/me-tv-development/ppa/ubuntu karmic
> main # disabilitato durante l'avanzamento a karmic
>
>

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If you would like to test the autoscan feature then we will need to discuss and also help you get set up.

Contact options:

1) IRC: #me-tv on FreeNode
2) Email me

I'm GMT +1100. We're not always there, right now I'm at work. Scott is sometimes there and might be able to help you build from the source repository if he's not busy.