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Have just brought a new TV card for my Ubuntu machine. I get this message whenever I try to run Kaffeine from the command line/When I choose a TV channel. ...
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    Angry TV Card on Ubuntu 7.10


    Have just brought a new TV card for my Ubuntu machine.

    I get this message whenever I try to run Kaffeine from the command line/When I choose a TV channel.

    PHP Code:
    "chris@system-a:~$ kaffeine
    kbuildsycoca running...
    0
    /dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend0 : opened ( Conexant CX22702 DVB-T )
    /dev/dvb/0/frontend1 : : No such file or directory
    Loaded epg data : 0 events (0 msecs)
    kio (KMimeType): WARNING: KServiceType::offers : servicetype ThumbCreator not found
    kio (KMimeType): WARNING: KServiceType::offers : servicetype ThumbCreator not found
    chris@system-a:~$ Tuning to: 1Xtra BBC / autocount: 0
    DvbCam::probe(): /dev/dvb/adapter0/ca0: : No such file or directory
    Using DVB device 0:0 "
    Conexant CX22702 DVB-T"
    tuning DVB-T to 570000000 Hz
    inv:2 bw:0 fecH:9 fecL:9 mod:6 tm:2 gi:4 hier:4
    .. LOCKED.
    NOUT: 1
    dvbEvents 0:0 started
    Tuning delay: 236 ms
    kaffeine: WARNING: KXineWidget: No config file found, will create one...
    KCrash: Application 'kaffeine' crashing...
    Could not find 'drkonqi' executable.
    KCrash cannot reach kdeinit, launching directly.

    I only get tchris@system-a:~$ kaffeine
    kbuildsycoca running...
    0
    /dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend0 : opened ( Conexant CX22702 DVB-T )
    /dev/dvb/0/frontend1 : : No such file or directory
    Loaded epg data : 0 events (0 msecs)
    kio (KMimeType): WARNING: KServiceType::offers : servicetype ThumbCreator not found
    kio (KMimeType): WARNING: KServiceType::offers : servicetype ThumbCreator not found
    chris@system-a:~$ Tuning to: 1Xtra BBC / autocount: 0
    DvbCam::probe(): /dev/dvb/adapter0/ca0: : No such file or directory
    Using DVB device 0:0 "
    Conexant CX22702 DVB-T"
    tuning DVB-T to 570000000 Hz
    inv:2 bw:0 fecH:9 fecL:9 mod:6 tm:2 gi:4 hier:4
    .. LOCKED.
    NOUT: 1
    dvbEvents 0:0 started
    Tuning delay: 236 ms
    kaffeine: WARNING: KXineWidget: No config file found, will create one...
    KCrash: Application 'kaffeine' crashing...
    Could not find 'drkonqi' executable.
    KCrash cannot reach kdeinit, launching directly." 

    Why cant i watch TV on my computer?

    Chris

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    Hi there,

    See if you have set the rights properly, and that the relevant files are executable.
    It looks like „Kaffeine“ is not completely installed.
    There is a problem with executable files, it seems.

    I would try to get „Kaffeine“ working without the tv-card, at first, with help from MPlayer and additional software.
    Use the apt-get tool to get a update of your OS.

    If you have „Xine“, and want to play copy protected discs, you have to instal libdvdcss.
    I understand, that „Kaffeine“ is a front end of „Xine“, and that „Kaffeine“ uses a lot of resources.
    I understand also, that your issue/subject is about playing DVD's, etc.

    You might want to also install VideoLAN by typing „apt-get install vlc“.
    You could try out „Microsoft Media Player on Linux“, „SHOUT cast broadcasts“, or „Real Player“, etc.

    These are only a few hints: The idea is to have it working by one of these applications, and then after try to get „Kaffeine“ running via your new tv-card.

    Try something out, and let me know. I know, I just gave you a „tutti frutti“ of hints, but it might nevertheless be of some help. That is the best I can do for now.
    In the meantime, you could go into the Internet, and watch the videos from „blips.tv“: You should be able to receive it, and I bet you will be quite happy with watching it, for the moment, in the meantime.

    Best regards,
    Alexander

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    Hi,
    Thanks v.much for your quick reply.

    I am able to watch DVD's with no problem. I am new to Linux & Ubuntu and don't quite how to watch TV (Freeview) via a digital TV card. How do i go about using apt-get?

    I have installed Mplayer and it is able to play DVD's along with VLC.

    I have run Kaffeine after logging in as root but still no luck. I have also reinstalled the operating system & software several times with no luck.

    Chris,

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    Hi Chris.

    "apt-get" plus the software name, you type into "Run Command".

    About your "Kaffeein": I suggest that you get it running without the tv-card involved.
    After that, you should be able to use it with your tv-card, if that is what I understood, is what you are trying to achieve.

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