[B]"TV On" problem "Unable to start timeshifting. No free card available" [/B] (1 Viewer)


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January 5, 2009
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I think I'm gradually getting the hang of Forum posting. I thought I had to suffer an actual crash before I could generate a log file, but it seems not - I hope I've attached one here.

Problem: When I click on "TV On" I get the error message "Unable to start timeshifting. No free card available". This is a new thing - the system has been behaving itself fairly well up to now. As far as I can tell, both channels of my Fusion card are working properly and I don't even have timeshifting enabled in the Fusion application.
I can't get into TV Server Configuration either, I get the message "unable to connect to fe80: etc. etc."
I've checked previous similar postings but they don't seem to apply to my case.
Many thanks.


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April 29, 2008
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Someone else might be of more assistance but for now check that the tv service is not firewalled. If that doesn't help, you could try to remember when it stopped working and what has changed in your configuration since.


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February 6, 2009
Happens to me as well

I have the same issue. In about 20% of time I get the "no free card available" message when starting TV for the first time since the last reboot. In my case, this can be always resolved either by a reboot, or by killing the tvserver service and starting it again (e.g. by starting TVServer configuration). This has been happening at least since autumn.


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    Did you fiddle with the Server streaming address setting in the TV server config?

    That unable to connect fe80..... sounds like the server is set to stream on an invalid setting.

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