gnome-dvb-daemon does not find channels in Estonia and Lithuania

Bug #674993 reported by Erki Hallingu on 2010-11-13
This bug affects 2 people
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gnome-dvb-daemon (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-dvb-daemon

gnome-dvb-daemon does not find channels in Estonia.

Otherwize when using
scan ee-All > dvb_channels.conf
and imorting dvb_channels.conf file, I'm able to watch tv channels perfectly with Totem.

Kaffeine works by itself and finds channels automatically.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: gnome-dvb-daemon 0.1.21-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-23.37-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-23-generic x86_64
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sat Nov 13 22:13:17 2010
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release amd64 (20101007)
SourcePackage: gnome-dvb-daemon

Erki Hallingu (erkiha) wrote :
Mantas Kriaučiūnas (mantas) wrote :

I can confirm this bug in Lithuania (country code: lt) too :(
Erki Hallingu, could you tell me how to import dvb_channels.conf file into gnome-dvb-daemon?

Btw, maybe this bug is fixed in latest gnome-dvb-daemon release?

Version 0.2.1 - 2011-05-23
 DVB-T brute-force scan works correctly, again.
- Fixed binding gettext domain
- gnomedvb: Set window position of preferences window
- gnomedvb: Launch gnome-dvb-setup when pressing on preferences button
- Manager: disconnect from destroyed signal before destroying Scanners in shutdown
- Adjusted DVB-T brute-force scan to new signature of AddScanningData method

Latest release can be downloaded from

Please update Ubuntu packages to gnome-dvb-daemon 0.2.1

summary: - gnome-dvb-daemon does not find channels in Estonia
+ gnome-dvb-daemon does not find channels in Estonia and Lithuania
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in gnome-dvb-daemon (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Mantas Kriaučiūnas (mantas) wrote :

I still can't choose Lithuania country in gnome-dvb-setup from gnome-dvb-daemon package in newest Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric).
There is /usr/share/dvb/dvb-t/lt-All for whole Lithuanian country since Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick), but gnome-dvb-setup 0.1.23 and older doesn't see it :(

Fortunately I found a workaround - I simply copy standard channels.conf file with channels info to ~/.config/gnome-dvb-daemon/channels_DVB-T.conf and killall gnome-dvb-daemon process.
Just tested this in Ubuntu 11.04 with gnome-dvb-daemon packages from gnome-dvb-daemon PPA -

Mantas Kriaučiūnas (mantas) wrote :

Latest version of gnome-dvb-daemon (0.2.4) still doesn't offer Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia countries in gnome-dvb-setup tool from gnome-dvb-daemon 0.2.4-0~oneiric3 package (from )
There is /usr/share/dvb/dvb-t/lt-All for whole Lithuanian country since 2010, but gnome-dvb-setup 0.2.4 (and all older versions) doesn't see it :(
Maybe I should report a bug in GNOME Bugzilla?

Sebastian Pölsterl (sebp) wrote :

Thanks for reporting this bug.

I just added additional countries:

I did not add Estonia because I couldn't find any initial tuning data at for it.

I will release a new version that includes this fix shortly.

Changed in gnome-dvb-daemon (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
status: Fix Committed → Confirmed
Changed in gnome-dvb-daemon:
status: New → Fix Committed
Mantas Kriaučiūnas (mantas) wrote :

Sebastian Pölsterl (sebp) wrote on 2011-10-10:
> I just added additional countries:

I'm attaching a patch file from your commit - it applies cleanly even on gnome-dvb-daemon 0.1.23 (works on Ubuntu 11.04/Gnome 2.32)!

Sebastian, could you build gnome-dvb-daemon packages for Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty) with this patch applied in PPA? Lots of people like old GNOME 2.32 and Ubuntu 11.04 is the latest version with old GNOME.

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tags: added: patch
Sebastian Pölsterl (sebp) wrote :

I uploaded a new package for natty, it might need some time to build, though. Could you please test if the updated package solves your issue.

Changed in gnome-dvb-daemon:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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