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Old 07-16-2006, 07:52 PM   #1
DrAMac
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Freevo error


I had no trouble getting freevo up and running before I had a harddrive fail. I've reinstalled everything from scratch and freevo installed without any problems but it gives me this error when I choose a program to watch:

Event 'MENU_SELECT' crashed

with the option to continue (which does nothing) or shutdown (Esc brings me back to the listings menu)

main-1000.log is as follows:
Quote:
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Freevo start at Sun Jul 9 11:11:33 2006
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Warning: /var/cache/freevo does not exists and can't be created
Please create this directory as root and set permissions for the
Freevo user to write to it.
Using /tmp/freevo as cache directory, but this is a bad idea

Error: VIDEO_SHOW_DATA_DIR not found
ROM_DRIVES: Auto-detected and added "('/media/cdrom0', '/dev/hdc', 'CD-1')"
ROM_DRIVES: Auto-detected and added "('/media/cdrom1', '/dev/hdd', 'CD-2')"

Please run 'freevo cache'

WARNING: /etc/freevo/lircrc not found!
(111, 'Connection refused')
(111, 'Connection refused')
(111, 'Connection refused')
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/lib/python2.3/site-packages/freevo/main.py", line 315, in eventhandler
app.eventhandler(event)
File "/usr/lib/python2.3/site-packages/freevo/menu.py", line 381, in eventhandler
if not isinstance(menu, Menu) and menu.eventhandler(event):
File "/usr/lib/python2.3/site-packages/freevo/tv/tvguide.py", line 232, in eventhandler
self.player('tv', self.selected.channel_id)
File "/usr/lib/python2.3/site-packages/freevo/tv/tvmenu.py", line 100, in start_tv
plugin.getbyname(plugin.TV).Play(mode, tuner_id)
File "/usr/lib/python2.3/site-packages/freevo/tv/plugins/mplayer.py", line 129, in Play
ivtv_dev.setinput(vg.input_num)
File "/usr/lib/python2.3/site-packages/freevo/tv/v4l2.py", line 213, in setinput
r = fcntl.ioctl(self.device, SETINPUT_NO, struct.pack(INPUT_ST,value))
IOError: [Errno 22] Invalid argument
I've tried using backups of freevo.conf and local_conf.py from a backup of my previous installation. I've tried removing and reinstalling freevo looking for errors but I don't see any. I was also using Debian Etch before also. I can both play and stream video from the capture card in VLC and mplayer so it's not an IVTV or hardware issue. It's Freevo 1.5.3 from the Debian multimedia repo and python 2.3.
I'm out of ideas for now and internet searches haven't turned up anything.

Any help is appreciated.
 
Old 07-17-2006, 11:23 AM   #2
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Please run 'freevo cache'
Have you actually manually run 'freevo cache' to update the info known about your recorded shows as recommended in the startup output?

Tim
 
Old 07-17-2006, 11:40 AM   #3
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Have you actually manually run 'freevo cache' to update the info known about your recorded shows as recommended in the startup output?
Yes I have. I've also tried manually recording but it doesn't write a media file (but I still get the .fxd file).
 
Old 07-17-2006, 11:45 AM   #4
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This almost sounds like a path problem for the saved files. I don't want to sound like a smart-a**, but are you sure that you have the path set properly and that the path is writable by the freevo processes?

Tim
 
Old 07-17-2006, 12:13 PM   #5
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One other thought - Maybe I should read the entire startup output
Quote:
Warning: /var/cache/freevo does not exists and can't be created
Please create this directory as root and set permissions for the
Freevo user to write to it.
Using /tmp/freevo as cache directory, but this is a bad idea

Error: VIDEO_SHOW_DATA_DIR not found
This is what I was talking about in my last post.

Tim

Last edited by tim914; 07-17-2006 at 12:15 PM.
 
Old 07-17-2006, 06:45 PM   #6
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I changed the permissions on /var/log/freevo so it writes there instead of /tmp but still no luck.
 
Old 07-17-2006, 09:03 PM   #7
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I've found the problem. My device id # was changed in the IVTV section. I fixed it and now everything works as its supposed to. Oddly, when I installed freevo before I never had this error message even when I was tweaking the configuration to my liking (I got a blank screen). Ah well, thanks tim. Your responses made me examine my config files again.
 
  


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