[linux-dvb] Kaffeine sees cards, but DVB icon remains dim, unusable.

Christophe Thommeret hftom at free.fr
Fri Jan 6 09:07:34 CET 2006

Le Vendredi 06 Janvier 2006 08:23, William Smith a écrit :
> Here is the output from the terminal when I run it from there.
> I can't see anything wrong. Can anyone offer advice? I had it
> working in my previous installation, but I don't remember what I
> did. I had to reinstall because of hard drive update.
> I have the same installation (Kubuntu Breezy) but with an upgraded
> kernel. Tried before and after upgrading kernel. No difference. Kernel
> was upgraded because of ATA/IDE problems with the new S-ATA hard drive.
> Only diff is now this kernel detects my KWorld DVB-T card as a
> Zarlink. Both before and after upgrade, sometimes only one card is detected
> on startup.
> Here is the output from the terminal:
> william at uhuru:~$ kaffeine
> Main: XInitThreads()
> [INFO] If Kaffeine hangs here run 'configure --with-xinit-workaround' and
> recompile/reinstall.
> DVB 2 : No such device
> DVB 3 : No such device
> kaffeine: Found DVB device.
> Card 0 : opened ( Zarlink MT352 DVB-T )
> Card 1 : opened ( ST STV0299 DVB-S )
> Card 2 :openFe :: No such device
> Card 3 :openFe :: No such device
> kaffeine: Window manager: KWin found
> kaffeine: Kaffeine:: Try to load service: gstreamer_part
> kaffeine: This is a KMediaPart...
> kaffeine: GStreamerPart: Load config
> kaffeine: GStreamerPart: Found GStreamer version 0.8.11
> kaffeine:
> kaffeine: GStreamerPart: Using audio driver: alsasink
> kaffeine: GStreamerPart: Using video driver: xvimagesink
> kaffeine: GStreamerPart: Using visualization plugin: goom
> kaffeine: GStreamerPart: Creating video window
> kaffeine: GStreamerPart: Set volume to 1.8
> kaffeine: GStreamerPart: Found logo animation:
> /usr/share/apps/kaffeine/logo kaffeine: PlayList: add 1 items to playlist
> kaffeine: PlayList: Check for kaffeine/noatun/m3u/pls/asx playlist
> kaffeine: PlayList: Try loading kaffeine playlist
> kaffeine: PlaylistImport:
> kaffeine: /home/william/.kde/share/apps/kaffeine/playlists/NEW.kaffeine
> kaffeine: Kaffeine: Set screensaver timeout to: 2 min
> william at uhuru:~$ kaffeine: GStreamerPart: New gstreamer state: READY

I've already responded to your post in kaffeine-user ml. I've cc'ed to you but 
your mail server rejected.

So, again:

Live DVB only works with the xine backend.
Uninstall kaffeine-gstreamer
Install Kaffeine-xine.
(Note that this affect only live playback, you can still record or broadcast.)
I should pop a message box in such case since it seems to confuse many users.

I would appreciate feedback about multiple devices support in Kaffeine. Feel 
free to let me know.

Christophe Thommeret

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