Manual Control doesn't work anymore inside TVServer (1 Viewer)


New Member
December 16, 2018
France France
Hi all,

I have a long time running multiseat MediaPortal, with TVServer on separate computer.

But since today, 'Manual Control' section doesn't works anymore on TVServer configuration. Nothing happen when I click on it and previous menu items are still on screen.
I have noted this message in SetupTV.log (nothing in other files):

[2018-12-16 18:37:41,017] [Log ] [SetupTv ] [ERROR] - Exception :confused:ystem.NullReferenceException: La référence d'objet n'est pas définie à une instance d'un objet.
à SetupTv.Sections.TestService.comboBoxGroups_SelectedIndexChanged(Object sender, EventArgs e)
à System.Windows.Forms.ComboBox.OnSelectedIndexChanged(EventArgs e)
à System.Windows.Forms.ComboBox.set_SelectedIndex(Int32 value)
à SetupTv.Sections.TestService.OnSectionActivated()
à SetupTv.SetupTvSettingsForm.ActivateSection(SectionSettings section)

(My server computer is Windows 7 French version)

I have updated version from 1.19 to 1.20, but this not solve the issue.

Aside from this error, TV client work well.

Thanks if anyone can help...
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March 2, 2015
Linden, Michigan
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I'm seeing something similar.
in 1.20 and 1.21 when I select Manual Control I set the heading change but the content remains whatever it was.
I had been running for quite a while with out problems on 1.20 before this appeared changing to 1.21 didn't help.



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    Check that you have an "All Channels" group for both TV and radio channels. If one or both are missing, recreate them.


    Portal Pro
    March 2, 2015
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    Have Channels and All Channels for tv never had an All Channels for radio. While I had tv channels, I have no radio channels.
    Used the configuration program to add an All Channels to the radio side. stopped and started the service.
    Still no manual control panel when I select manual control.


    Portal Pro
    March 2, 2015
    Linden, Michigan
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    Turns out any channel or group corruption will cause the manual control tab to not display without generating any visible error.
    There may be information in the log but I haven't found that yet either.
    In my case I had groupmap entries that did not have valid channels.
    Once I deleted the groupmap entries that didn't have a corresponding channel the manual control tab displayed and worked as it should.

    The problem can be recreated by simply adding a groupmap entry with a nonexistent idchannel like 88888 and then trying to access Manual Control.
    Deleting that entry will put things back to normal again.

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