Can't run xawtv on 2008 Spring - Mandriva

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  1. Can't run xawtv on 2008 Spring

    I have a bttv video card in my Pentium P4 computer. I have used this
    card in the past with xawtv. It has always worked well for me.

    I haven't used xawtv for a while and since then I've installed about
    two versions of Madriva. I think the last time I had xawtv running was
    on 2007.. I'm running 2008 Spring right now. I installed the xawtv rpm
    from the 2008 Spring DVD.

    xawtv won't run. It seems it can't find fonts. (See bottom of
    this post for terminal output and a list of the fonts I have
    installed).

    I tried kdetv and it does run properly so the actual video portion
    of the kernel and my nVidia display are functioning correctly.

    The problem is that I prefer xawtv over kdetv. Has anyone had this
    problem and if so, how did you get xawtv to run?


    -------------------------------
    Running xawtv in a terminal nets this:

    [jim@localhost rpm]$ xawtv
    This is xawtv-3.95, running on Linux/i686 (2.6.24.7-desktop-1mnb)
    Warning: Missing charsets in String to FontSet conversion
    Warning: Cannot convert string "-*-lucidatypewriter-bold-r-normal-*-14-*-*-*-m-*-iso8859-*,
    -*-courier-bold-r-normal-*-14-*-*-*-m-*-iso8859-*,
    -gnu-unifont-bold-r-normal--16-*-*-*-c-*-*-*,
    -efont-biwidth-bold-r-normal--16-*-*-*-*-*-*-*,
    -*-*-bold-r-normal-*-16-*-*-*-m-*-*-*,
    -*-*-bold-r-normal-*-16-*-*-*-c-*-*-*,
    -*-*-*-*-*-*-16-*-*-*-*-*-*-*,*" to type FontSet
    Warning: Missing charsets in String to FontSet conversion
    Warning: Unable to load any usable fontset
    Warning: Missing charsets in String to FontSet conversion
    Warning: Unable to load any usable fontset
    Error: Aborting: no fontset found


    -----------------------------
    Installed Fonts:

    [jim@localhost ~]$ rpm -qa |grep font
    ghostscript-fonts-8.11-9mdv2008.1
    libfontconfig1-2.5.0-2mdv2008.1
    fonts-ttf-liberation-1.0-1mdv2008.1
    x11-font-misc-misc-1.0.0-7mdv2008.1
    fonts-ttf-dejavu-2.23-1mdv2008.1
    x11-font-bh-type1-1.0.0-5mdv2008.1
    java-1.6.0-sun-fonts-1.6.0.06-2mdv2008.1
    urw-fonts-2.0-21mdv2008.1
    libfontenc1-1.0.4-4mdv2008.1
    mkfontdir-1.0.3-4mdv2008.1
    x11-font-cursor-misc-1.0.0-5mdv2008.1
    libxfontcache1-1.0.4-2mdv2008.1
    font-tools-0.1-16mdv2008.1
    tv-fonts-1.1-7mdv2008.1
    fonts-ttf-latex-0.1-6mdv2008.1
    libxfont1-1.3.1-3mdv2008.1
    mkfontscale-1.0.3-4mdv2008.1
    x11-font-alias-1.0.1-12mdv2008.1



  2. Re: Can't run xawtv on 2008 Spring

    On Thu, 11 Sep 2008 14:46:15 -0400, Jim Townsend wrote:

    > Warning: Cannot convert string "-*-lucidatypewriter-bold-r-normal-*-14-*-*-*-m-*-iso8859-*,
    > -*-courier-bold-r-normal-*-14-*-*-*-m-*-iso8859-*,
    > [jim@localhost ~]$ rpm -qa |grep font


    What are your settings shown by the locale command? Also, try installing more
    of the x11 fonts.

    I have the following installed ...
    $ rpm -qa |grep font|grep x11|sort
    x11-font-adobe-100dpi-1.0.0-5mdv2008.1
    x11-font-adobe-75dpi-1.0.0-5mdv2008.1
    x11-font-adobe-utopia-100dpi-1.0.1-5mdv2008.1
    x11-font-adobe-utopia-75dpi-1.0.1-5mdv2008.1
    x11-font-adobe-utopia-type1-1.0.1-5mdv2008.1
    x11-font-alias-1.0.1-12mdv2008.1
    x11-font-arabic-misc-1.0.0-5mdv2008.1
    x11-font-bh-100dpi-1.0.0-5mdv2008.1
    x11-font-bh-75dpi-1.0.0-5mdv2008.1
    x11-font-bh-lucidatypewriter-100dpi-1.0.0-5mdv2008.1
    x11-font-bh-lucidatypewriter-75dpi-1.0.0-5mdv2008.1
    x11-font-bh-ttf-1.0.0-5mdv2008.1
    x11-font-bh-type1-1.0.0-5mdv2008.1
    x11-font-bitstream-100dpi-1.0.0-5mdv2008.1
    x11-font-bitstream-75dpi-1.0.0-5mdv2008.1
    x11-font-bitstream-speedo-1.0.0-5mdv2008.1
    x11-font-bitstream-type1-1.0.0-5mdv2008.1
    x11-font-cronyx-cyrillic-1.0.0-5mdv2008.1
    x11-font-cursor-misc-1.0.0-5mdv2008.1
    x11-font-cyrillic-1.0.0-6mdv2008.1
    x11-font-daewoo-misc-1.0.0-5mdv2008.1
    x11-font-dec-misc-1.0.0-5mdv2008.1
    x11-font-encodings-1.0.2-2mdv2008.1
    x11-font-ibm-type1-1.0.0-5mdv2008.1
    x11-font-isas-misc-1.0.0-5mdv2008.1
    x11-font-jis-misc-1.0.0-5mdv2008.1
    x11-font-micro-misc-1.0.0-5mdv2008.1
    x11-font-misc-1.0.0-5mdv2008.1
    x11-font-misc-cyrillic-1.0.0-5mdv2008.1
    x11-font-misc-ethiopic-1.0.0-6mdv2008.1
    x11-font-misc-meltho-1.0.0-5mdv2008.1
    x11-font-misc-misc-1.0.0-7mdv2008.1
    x11-font-mutt-misc-1.0.0-5mdv2008.1
    x11-font-schumacher-misc-1.0.0-5mdv2008.1
    x11-font-screen-cyrillic-1.0.1-1mdv2008.1
    x11-font-sony-misc-1.0.0-5mdv2008.1
    x11-font-sun-misc-1.0.0-5mdv2008.1
    x11-font-type1-1.0.0-5mdv2008.1
    x11-font-util-1.0.1-5mdv2008.1
    x11-font-winitzki-cyrillic-1.0.0-5mdv2008.1
    x11-font-wqy-bitmapfont-1.0-0.20080316.1mdv2008.1
    x11-font-xfree86-type1-1.0.0-7mdv2008.1
    xorg-x11-100dpi-fonts-7.2.0-2mdv2008.0
    xorg-x11-75dpi-fonts-7.2.0-2mdv2008.0
    xorg-x11-cyrillic-fonts-7.2.0-2mdv2008.0

    Regards, Dave Hodgins

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  3. Re: Can't run xawtv on 2008 Spring

    David W. Hodgins wrote:

    > On Thu, 11 Sep 2008 14:46:15 -0400, Jim Townsend wrote:
    >
    >> Warning: Cannot convert string "-*-lucidatypewriter-bold-r-normal-*-14-*-*-*-m-*-iso8859-*,
    >> -*-courier-bold-r-normal-*-14-*-*-*-m-*-iso8859-*,
    >> [jim@localhost ~]$ rpm -qa |grep font

    >
    > What are your settings shown by the locale command? Also, try installing more
    > of the x11 fonts.


    [jim@localhost ~]$ locale
    LANG=en_CA.UTF-8
    LC_CTYPE=en_CA.UTF-8
    LC_NUMERIC=en_CA.UTF-8
    LC_TIME=en_CA.UTF-8
    LC_COLLATE=en_CA.UTF-8
    LC_MONETARY=en_CA.UTF-8
    LC_MESSAGES=en_CA.UTF-8
    LC_PAPER=en_CA.UTF-8
    LC_NAME=en_CA.UTF-8
    LC_ADDRESS=en_CA.UTF-8
    LC_TELEPHONE=en_CA.UTF-8
    LC_MEASUREMENT=en_CA.UTF-8
    LC_IDENTIFICATION=en_CA.UTF-8
    LC_ALL=


    I loaded up on the all the fonts you have installed except the cryllic ones.
    xawtv still fails to find a suitable font. I give up


    >
    > I have the following installed ...
    > $ rpm -qa |grep font|grep x11|sort
    > x11-font-adobe-100dpi-1.0.0-5mdv2008.1
    > x11-font-adobe-75dpi-1.0.0-5mdv2008.1
    > x11-font-adobe-utopia-100dpi-1.0.1-5mdv2008.1
    > x11-font-adobe-utopia-75dpi-1.0.1-5mdv2008.1
    > x11-font-adobe-utopia-type1-1.0.1-5mdv2008.1
    > x11-font-alias-1.0.1-12mdv2008.1
    > x11-font-arabic-misc-1.0.0-5mdv2008.1
    > x11-font-bh-100dpi-1.0.0-5mdv2008.1
    > x11-font-bh-75dpi-1.0.0-5mdv2008.1
    > x11-font-bh-lucidatypewriter-100dpi-1.0.0-5mdv2008.1
    > x11-font-bh-lucidatypewriter-75dpi-1.0.0-5mdv2008.1
    > x11-font-bh-ttf-1.0.0-5mdv2008.1
    > x11-font-bh-type1-1.0.0-5mdv2008.1
    > x11-font-bitstream-100dpi-1.0.0-5mdv2008.1
    > x11-font-bitstream-75dpi-1.0.0-5mdv2008.1
    > x11-font-bitstream-speedo-1.0.0-5mdv2008.1
    > x11-font-bitstream-type1-1.0.0-5mdv2008.1
    > x11-font-cronyx-cyrillic-1.0.0-5mdv2008.1
    > x11-font-cursor-misc-1.0.0-5mdv2008.1
    > x11-font-cyrillic-1.0.0-6mdv2008.1
    > x11-font-daewoo-misc-1.0.0-5mdv2008.1
    > x11-font-dec-misc-1.0.0-5mdv2008.1
    > x11-font-encodings-1.0.2-2mdv2008.1
    > x11-font-ibm-type1-1.0.0-5mdv2008.1
    > x11-font-isas-misc-1.0.0-5mdv2008.1
    > x11-font-jis-misc-1.0.0-5mdv2008.1
    > x11-font-micro-misc-1.0.0-5mdv2008.1
    > x11-font-misc-1.0.0-5mdv2008.1
    > x11-font-misc-cyrillic-1.0.0-5mdv2008.1
    > x11-font-misc-ethiopic-1.0.0-6mdv2008.1
    > x11-font-misc-meltho-1.0.0-5mdv2008.1
    > x11-font-misc-misc-1.0.0-7mdv2008.1
    > x11-font-mutt-misc-1.0.0-5mdv2008.1
    > x11-font-schumacher-misc-1.0.0-5mdv2008.1
    > x11-font-screen-cyrillic-1.0.1-1mdv2008.1
    > x11-font-sony-misc-1.0.0-5mdv2008.1
    > x11-font-sun-misc-1.0.0-5mdv2008.1
    > x11-font-type1-1.0.0-5mdv2008.1
    > x11-font-util-1.0.1-5mdv2008.1
    > x11-font-winitzki-cyrillic-1.0.0-5mdv2008.1
    > x11-font-wqy-bitmapfont-1.0-0.20080316.1mdv2008.1
    > x11-font-xfree86-type1-1.0.0-7mdv2008.1
    > xorg-x11-100dpi-fonts-7.2.0-2mdv2008.0
    > xorg-x11-75dpi-fonts-7.2.0-2mdv2008.0
    > xorg-x11-cyrillic-fonts-7.2.0-2mdv2008.0
    >
    > Regards, Dave Hodgins
    >



  4. Re: Can't run xawtv on 2008 Spring

    Jim Townsend wrote:

    > xawtv


    # rpm -q xfs
    xfs-1.0.5-3mdv2008.1

    If you don't have xfs installed (the old X11 font server), you should
    install it.

    xawtv is an old program. There are better applications today. Try tvtime.

  5. Re: Can't run xawtv on 2008 Spring

    Amrein-Marie Christophe wrote:

    > Jim Townsend wrote:
    >
    >> xawtv


    > xawtv is an old program. There are better applications today. Try tvtime.



    I agree...Tvtime work quite nicely here...

    santo

  6. Re: Can't run xawtv on 2008 Spring

    santo wrote:

    > Amrein-Marie Christophe wrote:
    >
    >> Jim Townsend wrote:
    >>
    >>> xawtv

    >
    >> xawtv is an old program. There are better applications today. Try tvtime.

    >
    >
    > I agree...Tvtime work quite nicely here...


    OK.. I've loaded TV time.. It's working.

    Thanks to those who replied.



  7. Re: Can't run xawtv on 2008 Spring

    Em Sexta, 12 de Setembro de 2008 16:43, santo escreveu:

    > Amrein-Marie Christophe wrote:
    >
    >> Jim Townsend wrote:
    >>
    >>> xawtv

    >
    >> xawtv is an old program. There are better applications today. Try tvtime.

    >
    >
    > I agree...Tvtime work quite nicely here...
    >
    > santo


    except... tvtime can't record

    xdtv can, it's a pitty his also dying...

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