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Roquen Offline
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Elo everyone!

Re-building my media Mini-Mac from scratch and just installed the trakt add-in and ever since, XBMC freezes the second after Trakt starts (as XBMC starts).

So, I would like to uninstall the trakt add-in (and try the latest beta) - but even though many threads say you need to start in safe mode - nobody says HOW to start in safe mode.

1. So, please... How do I start XBMC in safe-mode in OSX?

I´ve tried to find the trakt add-in via the content of XBMC.app (Contents/Resources/XBMC/Addons) - but nothing related to Trakt mentioned there!

2. Oh, and a n00b question - is a nightly build that is released later than the official 11.0 Eden "newer" and with lesser bugs or merely experimental?

Thank you in advance - I await your answer with great anticipation!

Cheers!

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(2012-05-07 21:11)Roquen Wrote:  Elo everyone!

Re-building my media Mini-Mac from scratch and just installed the trakt add-in and ever since, XBMC freezes the second after Trakt starts (as XBMC starts).

So, I would like to uninstall the trakt add-in (and try the latest beta) - but even though many threads say you need to start in safe mode - nobody says HOW to start in safe mode.

1. So, please... How do I start XBMC in safe-mode in OSX?

I´ve tried to find the trakt add-in via the content of XBMC.app (Contents/Resources/XBMC/Addons) - but nothing related to Trakt mentioned there!

2. Oh, and a n00b question - is a nightly build that is released later than the official 11.0 Eden "newer" and with lesser bugs or merely experimental?

Thank you in advance - I await your answer with great anticipation!

Cheers!

Try looking in ~/Library/Application Support/XBMC folder. The ~/Library folder might be hidden, if so then hold option-key then click on the Go menu, then select Library.

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(2012-05-07 22:22)winestock Wrote:  Try looking in ~/Library/Application Support/XBMC folder. The ~/Library folder might be hidden, if so then hold option-key then click on the Go menu, then select Library.

Nope nothing there - neither with showing hidden files or std settings... Is there no way to start XBMC in "safe mode"? I just need a few more seconds to disable the add-in. Sad

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I don't know what 'safe mode' would mean under osx. Never hear of it.

If '~/Library/Application Support/XBMC" does not exist, then you have never run xbmc under that user account Smile


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(2012-05-07 22:58)davilla Wrote:  I don't know what 'safe mode' would mean under osx. Never hear of it.

If '~/Library/Application Support/XBMC" does not exist, then you have never run xbmc under that user account Smile

Entering Safe mode is when you hold down the shift-key while booting OS X. That might be what the original poster was referring to.

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1455

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(2012-05-08 01:36)winestock Wrote:  Entering Safe mode is when you hold down the shift-key while booting OS X. That might be what the original poster was referring to.

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1455

Yes, I would want to enter XBMC in a simular fashion... a "safe mode" where no add-ons are loaded.

Again:

1. I installed a clean XBMC 11.0 (Eden) installation on a sparcling new/clean OSX 10.7.3

2. I started XBMC and made a number of adapting i.e. skins, settings, adding movies etc. + a number of restards

3. I downloaded and "ZIP-installed" what was said to be the latest "stable" version of TRAKT add-on + restart

4. About four seconds in starting XBMC - the TRAKT-logo shows that it is about to update my library... and it freezes the whloe XBMC (non-responsive).


So, I want to be able to disable the current TRAKT add-on (using some kind of XBMC safe mode) and install the latest TRAKT add-in beta (that might save the day)

There are however no XBMC-folders under "/Library/Application Support" on my main HDD (see picture) or any TRAKT-related under the content for XBMC.app

...well, I guess I need to re-install the whole thing!

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(This post was last modified: 2012-05-08 06:18 by Roquen.)
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IIRC, the "safe mode" is for the trakt add-on, not XBMC or Mac OS X. I would look in the add-on's config window to see if it is there. Find the add-on in "System -> Add-ons -> Installed add-ons -> Video -> trakt".

You can make easy links to the XBMC wiki using double brackets around common XBMC words: [[debug log]] = debug log, [[Video library]] = Video library, [[SMB]] = SMB , [[userdata]] = userdata, etc
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(2012-05-08 06:19)Ned Scott Wrote:  IIRC, the "safe mode" is for the trakt add-on, not XBMC or Mac OS X. I would look in the add-on's config window to see if it is there. Find the add-on in "System -> Add-ons -> Installed add-ons -> Video -> trakt".

Unfortunatly, I have only about 4 seconds after starting XBMC until the whole software freezed (no response) and you have to force quit XMBC. So no time to go in to the add-on settings.

But, I´ve reinstalled XBMC from scratch (removed with App Cleaner) and tried the "beta" version of the add-on... that seem to work... so for! Smile

Thank you all for your input! Smile

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