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Anna
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MediathekView crashes right after start [SOLVED]

Post by Anna » Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:47 am

MediathekView, which used to work flawlessly, at some point (or rather: after some update) began crashing immediately after starting it -- the clapperboard logo, which is visible during startup, disappears after a second or so and that's it. This happens on three different Linux Mint installations, so I suppose it is a general problem. Could have to do with the fact that the version available via Linux Mint is 13.0.6-1 whereas the newest version released is apparently 13.2.1. – but maybe there is another reason. Any ideas?
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Re: MediathekView crashes right after start

Post by devra » Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:39 am

I couldn't get it working either. After googling, I think the problem is that MediathekView needs Java 8 and LM has Java 11.
I installed Openjdk-8-jre and switched to it with
sudo update-alternatives --config java
but it still didn't work.
If anyone knows how to fix this, I would be interedted in knowing.

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Re: MediathekView crashes right after start

Post by Centauri39 » Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:22 pm

It takes a few more steps than just

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sudo update-alternatives --config java
to fix this.

This issue is caused by openjfx.
In Mint 19.1 there's version 11 installed by default, but you need version 8.
To fix this, use Synaptics and force (see menu Package) version 8 of these packages:

openjfx
libopenjfx-java
libopenjfx-jni


After installing these ones, block them (see menu Package again).

To prevent them from being updated while performing a system update in the terminal, you also have to hold them.
This is done by means of this command:

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sudo apt-mark hold openjfx libopenjfx-java libopenjfx-jni

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Re: MediathekView crashes right after start

Post by Anna » Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:46 am

Great, thank you!

Best, A

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Re: MediathekView crashes right after start

Post by Centauri39 » Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:48 am

You are welcome! :D

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Re: MediathekView crashes right after start

Post by Anna » Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:09 am

Being new to Linux, I wonder, however: Does it make sense to have an incompatible application in the Software Manager? Should it not be adapted? Or thrown out? Or supplemented with the info that you have to replace parts of the system software you have never heard of with older versions? The way to make it work is not particularly intuitive after all… At least not for a noob such as myself. :)

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Re: MediathekView crashes right after start [SOLVED]

Post by Centauri39 » Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:12 pm

In this case, it's a bit difficult to tell who's "the bad guy", I guess. :wink:

On the one hand, there are the app developers, who want to offer all so far available themes (well, as far as I remember, this is all about the themes), but on the other hand, there are the Ubuntu developers, who abandoned some packages in 18.04 (remember, Mint 19.1 is based on that one) for security, compatibility, or what ever reasons. Unfortunately, MediathekView depends on these packages.

As a result of that, you have to decide, do you want to use the previous version of the app and install the older dependencies, or do you want to install the latest version of the app, but loose your preferred theme, because an according dependency has been abandoned.

There is indeed a version of MediathekView available, which does support version 11 of openjfx, but that one misses a very beloved theme and therefore doesn't look as nice as the previous version.

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Re: MediathekView crashes right after start [SOLVED]

Post by Schae » Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:41 am

Hi all together, I yesterday tried your workaround to get mediathekview running, but I failed.
Output : JavaFX wurde nicht im Klassenpfad gefunden (hadn`t been found in the classpath)
make sure, you are using Java JRE 8.
Install the openjfx with your package manager.
Any idea?
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