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Thanks to everyone, you guys are really great. Everything works here, except when I Cmd + Tab, I'm not able to see the frontmost app. It runs behind aTV. Am I supposed to have 2 displays?

Edit: nevermind, got it working, hadn't noticed the tip on the original post.

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just remember that aTV is going to run as the *exclusive* app so its always going to be on top (the screen with the menubar specifically)

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I followed the procedure but when I open the "new" Front Row it says the application is damage or incomplete...???

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i use a hackmac, it launches shows the intro video but then quits :(

Does anybody know how to fix it? Or what it is about the BRXHardwareUtility.m:145 ?

Last login: Sat Mar 31 13:32:30 on console
/Users/icy/Desktop/Front\ Row.app/Contents/MacOS/Front\ Row; exit
Welcome to Darwin!
icy:~ icy$ /Users/icy/Desktop/Front\ Row.app/Contents/MacOS/Front\ Row; exit
libosp.c:547:OSPGetState: kOSPBootCount: kRTCMethodReadBytes failed: 0xe00002c2
libosp.c:547:OSPGetState: kOSPBootCount: kRTCMethodReadBytes failed: 0xe00002c2
/SourceCache/Riptide/Riptide-175/BackRow/Utilities/BRXHardwareUtility.m:145: failed assertion `NO'
Abort trap
logout
[Process completed]



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Ok heres the working dameon (Failed again... seems the AppleTV doesnt behave nicely, tested using a normal finder but fails in using the AppleTV version):

download : http://files.semaja2.net/AppleTV.zip
source : http://files.semaja2...leTV.source.zip
(I hope even know it failed i hope it sparks a idea in someones head)

Now place it into your applications folder (you can change this but you need to change the below commands)

Now open the terminal and enter (replace the appletv user with the short name of your appleTV user): sudo /Applications/Apple\ TV\ Quit\ Daemon.app/Contents/MacOS/Apple\ TV\ Quit\ Daemon -user appletv

It will ask you for your password enter it and it launches, now fast user switch to your appleTV account and enjoy, when finished hold down "menu" until it returns you to the login screen

PS. i take no blame for any damage caused for using this daemon and will not be accountable for anything that may come of it
PSS. sorry if theres bugs or whatnot but im coding this very late at night and in a rush
PSSS. this can also be used to log out of your own user quickly :)


Doesn't work for me, as soon as I enter the code in terminal (sudo /Applications/Apple\ TV\ Quit\ Daemon.app/Contents/MacOS/Apple\ TV\ Quit\ Daemon -user appletv) it gives me a message regarding it can't load the AppleRemote.framework library as it is referenced to your own library:
"dyld: Library not loaded: /Users/jamesas/Library/Frameworks/AppleRemote.framework/Versions/A/AppleRemote
Referenced from: /Applications/Apple TV Quit Daemon.app/Contents/MacOS/Apple TV Quit Daemon
Reason: image not found
Trace/BPT trap"

How can I fix that?

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just added it. that is so slick! :)

...now if i could only figure out why my sleep, restart, shut down, log out options dont work after i exit the app? any thoughts?
also with fast user switching active, when i click on the other user the mouse starts pinwheeling/locks up in the entire right side of the menu bar...

would anyone out there be willing to create a simple/easy script or something to tell finder to basically relaunch after you exit ATV? I think that would effectivly fix every issue i just described.

please? :)



i have the exact same problem on my mbp.......that's probably the last main thing keeping me from installing this permanently....i keep going back and forth between installing it and not


ok i think i solved this issue with the loginwindow process freezing up... :)

previously on 24... just kidding. previously i was just using the new front row app as a standalone on the desktop, and whenever i wanted to run it i would just double click and away i went. however this resulted in the loginwindow freezing after i exited the app (by either using the steermouse method or the frappliance method, which i think is very slick)

so i kept rereading some of these posts and decided to just try to replaced the original front row app in system/library/core services (first backing up the original by the way!) dropped in the modified one and lo and behold, now all i have to do is hit the menu button on the apple remote whenever i want to use ATV and it will go right into ATV! to get out just go through the menus and select exit apple tv (frappliance method). Boom, youre out of ATV with no adverse effects to your system NOR! the loginwindow process! it no longer freezes, i am able to login logout, restart, etc etc without force quiting the process.

still havnt got the volume on the remote to adjust the volume in ATV however, as well as waiting for someone here to come up with a way for ATV that is running in another user to see ALL my media, not just the stuff in iTunes. i would like to be able to see/play my movies in the Movies folder etc.?

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yes I think we should try to mess around with the itunes settings .plist in the /Media folder. There are some interesting options there that might let us tell appleTV where to look for media.

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ok i think i solved this issue with the loginwindow process freezing up... :)

previously on 24... just kidding. previously i was just using the new front row app as a standalone on the desktop, and whenever i wanted to run it i would just double click and away i went. however this resulted in the loginwindow freezing after i exited the app (by either using the steermouse method or the frappliance method, which i think is very slick)

so i kept rereading some of these posts and decided to just try to replaced the original front row app in system/library/core services (first backing up the original by the way!) dropped in the modified one and lo and behold, now all i have to do is hit the menu button on the apple remote whenever i want to use ATV and it will go right into ATV! to get out just go through the menus and select exit apple tv (frappliance method). Boom, youre out of ATV with no adverse effects to your system NOR! the loginwindow process! it no longer freezes, i am able to login logout, restart, etc etc without force quiting the process.

still havnt got the volume on the remote to adjust the volume in ATV however, as well as waiting for someone here to come up with a way for ATV that is running in another user to see ALL my media, not just the stuff in iTunes. i would like to be able to see/play my movies in the Movies folder etc.?





I was able to get the apple remote to change volume on a macbook pro


I deleted The original front row app and now it works

I can only use it as a standalone app though

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works great! i used an installer floating around to do the install and then added the exit frapplience and i just have to use the keyboard for volume

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frcootbeer: what if i don't want to use this as a replacement and i just want to keep it as a regular app?

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Well then you will get conflicts with the original front row. To avoid conflicts, just back it up and you can put it back later after you're tired of appleTV.

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frcootbeer: what if i don't want to use this as a replacement and i just want to keep it as a regular app?


yes to conflicts...

i may actually change mine back. when i tried to view movie trailers from itunes on my main user account, as soon as i hit play ATV quit.

i dont really use the regular front row as much as others, so it didnt really matter to me to have ATV take its place, but since it doesnt play well with the other users for some reason, i may change it back to a standalone...

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hi!

i tried everything like describe, but Front Row.app always crashes for me on a 20" intel iMac. here is hwat i get:

EXC_BAD_ACCESS (0x0001)
KERN_PROTECTION_FAILURE (0x0002) at 0x000007f0

Thread 0 Crashed:
0 0x1000 + 201158
1 -[BRMediaHost addMediaProvider:] + 138
2 0x1000 + 33227
3 0x1000 + 27006
4 0x1000 + 21589
5 0x1000 + 21043
6 0x1000 + 18932
7 0x1000 + 1512278
8 0x1000 + 1512061

console.log:
Mar 31 12:33:33 iMac FrontRow[393]: Message Handler Installation Failed: bootstrap_check_in(): 0x44c: Bootstrap not privileged\n
Mar 31 12:33:33 iMac FrontRow[393]: No matching IR micro server found.
Mar 31 12:33:33 iMac FrontRow[393]: VERS: failed to get ImageVersion for display
Mar 31 12:33:33 iMac FrontRow[393]: VERS: failed to get BootImageVersion for display
Mar 31 12:33:33 iMac /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/BackRow.framework/Resources/SettingsHelper: Failed to setuid
Mar 31 12:33:33 iMac FrontRow[393]: Settings helper failed: status 100
Mar 31 12:33:33 iMac /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/BackRow.framework/Resources/SettingsHelper: Failed to setuid
Mar 31 12:33:33 iMac FrontRow[393]: Settings helper failed: status 100
Mar 31 12:33:34 iMac FrontRow[393]: VERS: failed to get ImageValid for display
Mar 31 12:33:35 iMac FrontRow[393]: Message Handler Installation Failed: service port is NULL\n
Mar 31 12:33:36 iMac crashdump[397]: Front Row crashed
Mar 31 12:33:36 iMac crashdump[397]: crash report written to: /Users/rl/Library/Logs/CrashReporter/Front Row.crash.log



anyone has any thoughst on why this might be? sounds like many folks here have run this on 20" iMac without trouble?

thanks!

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thanks Dsurion guide i'm able to see the introduction of atv , then I need to force a shut down like others.
My problem is that if I change with hexeditor Front Row and save it with the renderer modified( fullscreen-window) the application doesn't start anymore, and seen the message says
Malformed Mach-o file
What does it mean?
I need that working for going to the next step, activate the atv in iTunes.
Please help , I wanna try that. :whistle:

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Make sure you're not putting 2E's instead of 00's when you're typing in the dots and make sure there are 8 dots after BRWindowRenderer

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thats incredible!!
ur right!
I am NOT able to sostitue that stuff in correct mode!
I mean I write one thing and appears another..f..k , I tried severals tmes..I don't know the use of hexeditor... :whistle: :angry2:



EDIT: I'm doing better but the number at the left are not the same as the guide......!!!

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Ok, I got it! I was able to digit the code from the second monitor.But I'm not able to use the keyboard on menu at all...so I do nothing for the moment.
Thanks Dsurion

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Works beautifully in Tiger 10.4.7. Unfornutanely, I don't use tiger at all. In Leopard build 9a283, there is only a black/dark purple screen. Does anyone else have this problem?

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can someone send me the patched finder file. i cant find it anywhere

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I found a work around for screen resolution Posted Image

The program is Switchresx it disables appletv app. from changing your rez

its not free though

http://www.versiontr...fo/macosx/15467





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