Thank you for sending the link. The indicated web page says:

2. Channel Setup
Next, create the channels list using the scan utility from the LinuxTV dvb-apps:

mkdir ~/.xine

However, I get the error:

mkdir: cannot create directory `/home/xxxxxx/.xine': File exists

I looked in the directory, but I didn't see such file. I must be missing the obvious. I'm really new with Linux. What am I doing wrong?

Kind regards,


-----Original Message-----
From: Darren Salt <>
Subject: Re: [xine-user] Install Xine
Date: Fri, 11 Dec 2009 13:20:36 +0000

I demand that Juan Collao may or may not have written...

> Thank you for the help. I was able to install xine-ui from Synaptic. Now
> I'm trying to watch TV with it, but I'm getting the following error:

> The specified file or MRL could not be found. Please check it twice.
> (Sorry, No valid channels.conf found)

> How can I resolve this? I have a Hauppauge WinTV-950 USB stick and I
> read on the Hauppauge web site that it should work with xine.

(This probably needs to go in the FAQ list...)