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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 4:14 pm    Post subject: DVArchive failed to startup Reply with quote

I get this message:

DVA encountered an internal error during user interface set up. Error message is null. Please run DVA from a shell/command prompt for a full report.

How do I fix this?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thats bad--theres directions on how to startup from backup files at dvarchive.org but u still loose ur setup---henry may know a better way--d
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

srfrdan wrote:
henry may know a better way


I don't use DVArchive enough to have any idea about this. The only "special" information I have is about getting extracted shows into DVArchive, and that's only because Gerry himself told me how to do it. And, that was so long ago I'm not sure I even remember how to do it, I'd probably have to search for how he told me...

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok--if u open the cmd and type dir in the cmd box where the curser is blinking and hit the enter key it tells u what dva is doing and lists its backup files. i dont see how that helps though---d
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nancy, I did some searching on the DVArchive forum for "error message is null", and found this thread, which is pretty similar to yours. Saundra points out that checking the shortcut for running DVArchive is the best way to get the command prompt command line. So, find your shortcut for running DVArchive, get its properties, copy the command it runs, open a command prompt, and paste the shortcut command line in there and see if you can figure more out...

Saundra posted that she solved the problem by using a previous DVArchive.xml file, which you should be able to find by using "dir" as Dan suggested. You can also look at the DVArchive.log file that's there as well and see if it tells you anything...

Hope this helps!

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In case anyone is hitting this error in light of recent events...

There appears to be a bug in DVArchive where if you try to update the program listing, and the listing server returns no data (such as what DNNA is doing now!), DVArchive updates the listing XML file in a way that it can't read on the next launch.

The solution is to delete DVA_TV.xml.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:14 pm    Post subject: DVArchive encountered an internal error during UI startup Reply with quote

mschmitt wrote:
The solution is to delete DVA_TV.xml.


Worked! Thank you!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The solution is to delete DVA_TV.xml.


THANK YOU! I was FINALLY able to get past the error message and run the program. Trying to update the Guide data replicates the problem, though, but at least I can get into the program.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 4:51 pm    Post subject: DVArchive failed to startup Reply with quote

I changed the guide configuration so it no longer auto-refreshes the guide. Now I don't have to delete the XML file every 12 hours.

Next on my agenda is getting my ReplayTVs wired up to WiRNS, or Poopli, or whatever I need so I can get guide info again.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2015 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm getting the same error in Linux Ubuntu: ("DVarchive encountered an internal error at startup. Run DVarchive from a shell/command prompt for a full report.")

I searched for a file named "DVA_TV.xml" -- but don't find a file with that name, so the solution above won't work.

Any other suggestions?

The error message in Terminal is:

java -jar DVArchive.jar
DVArchive failed to start user interface -- null
java.lang.NullPointerException
at dvarchive.B.H.ā(ReplayServer.java:235)
at dvarchive.B.H.ā(ReplayServer.java:263)
at dvarchive.dvArchive.ď(dvArchive.java:409)
at dvarchive.dvArchive.main(dvArchive.java:984)

(I'm not sure what it means to Run DVarchive from a shell/command prompt.)

Appreciate suggestions. (Had just gotten DVarchive up and running.)
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2015 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

P.s. For the brief period DVarchive was working (before I got this error), I had to keep Terminal open when running DVarchive. Is there a way to run it without Terminal open?

(Running Ubuntu 14.04.)
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2015 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Running from a shell/command prompt means running it from Terminal, rather than from the window manager.

If you want to start it from Terminal and be able to close Terminal after starting it, use "nohup" and run it in the background.

nohup java -jar DVArchive.jar &
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