[AppleTV2] xbmc installs successfully on ATV2 - but not menu

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cvee72 Offline
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Hi,

I've just installed xbmc on iphone and apple tv2.
The installation went smoothly on both, HOWEVER in Apple TV2, there is no xmbc menu.

So i can't run xmbc.
Since i did NOT get any installation errors, i'm at a loss.

The only thing i can think of is that i ALREADY have the atv2 plex client install... and working.

Is there a limit to how many entries can be on the menu?

I've tried re-installing xbmc and get :-
Apple-TV:~ root# apt-get install org.xbmc.xbmc-atv2
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
org.xbmc.xbmc-atv2 is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

Any ideas?
Happy to provide logs if you tell me exactly where they are.

Cheers
cvee
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cvee72 Wrote:Hi,

I've just installed xbmc on iphone and apple tv2.
The installation went smoothly on both, HOWEVER in Apple TV2, there is no XBMC menu.

So i can't run XBMC.
Since i did NOT get any installation errors, i'm at a loss.

The only thing i can think of is that i ALREADY have the atv2 plex client install... and working.

Is there a limit to how many entries can be on the menu?

I've tried re-installing xbmc and get :-
Apple-TV:~ root# apt-get install org.xbmc.xbmc-atv2
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
org.xbmc.xbmc-atv2 is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

Any ideas?
Happy to provide logs if you tell me exactly where they are.

Cheers
cvee


from shell, run the command:

killall AppleTV

if that doesn't work, run

killall Lowtide

(Apple changed the name of the binary between 4.1 and 4.2 release of iOS, hence needing to try both possibly)

This will restart the GUI interface and should make it show up.
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cvee72 Offline
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Hi HDClown,

Thanks for the suggestion.
I had already tried that... be retried 'just in case'.

Apple-TV:~ root# killall AppleTV
Apple-TV:~ root# killall Lowtide
No matching processes were found

So looks like killall on AppleTV completed... but unfortunately NO change in my problem.

I've looked at all the sub menu options in case it appeared elsewhere but no luck. Very strange... and looks like i'm the only one with this issue.
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cvee72 Offline
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I decided to remove and then reinstall xbmc on ATV2.

Here is the install screen output :-
Apple-TV:/ root# apt-get install org.xbmc.xbmc-atv2
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following NEW packages will be installed:
org.xbmc.xbmc-atv2
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 0B/37.6MB of archives.
After this operation, 0B of additional disk space will be used.
WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated!
org.xbmc.xbmc-atv2
Install these packages without verification [y/N]? y
Selecting previously deselected package org.xbmc.xbmc-atv2.
(Reading database ... 1304 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking org.xbmc.xbmc-atv2 (from .../org.xbmc.xbmc-atv2_10.0-0_iphoneos-arm.deb) ...
Setting up org.xbmc.xbmc-atv2 (10.0-0) ...
Apple-TV: root# killall AppleTV


There are NO errors... but still no menu is available for me to run xbmc.
Where are the detailed logs kept so i can check for errors?

Cheers
cvee
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cvee72 Offline
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In case anyone was following... the issue has been resolved.

The installation was fine... BUT the killall command was not working.
After numerous attempts using :- killall AppleTV
i noticed it wasn't really don't much.

So i used kill -9

Found the AppleTV pid and killed it with kill -9
AppleTV restarted and all menu's appeared.
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How do you remove XBMC on ATV2 I need to do a clean install I really messed it up

Thanks
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dallasnights Offline
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How do you remove it in total from your ATV2

I really messed up my install playing around in SSH and need to reinstall but first uninstall cause it wont let me install, says I already have the latest version

Thanks so much everyone
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apt-get remove org.xbmc.xbmc-atv


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dallasnights Offline
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Pure Genious thank you!
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