Deleting a plugin I installed on AppleTV

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by jphoenix, May 12, 2007.

  1. jphoenix macrumors member

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    #1
    I downloaded and installed a weather plugin for my appletv from http://wiki.awkwardtv.org/wiki/Plugins and I don't really like it. I followed the general directions from engadget to get the plugin installed using the terminal, but I'm not familiar enough with terminal to delete the file. If someone could please help me out I'd appreciate it. Thanks!
     
  2. i.Feature macrumors 6502

    i.Feature

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    #2
    Don't know if i'm going to be much help as i haven't modded my :apple:tv yet(i'll enjoy it the way it is for now). But, I think the easiest way is to reinstall the copy/image you made of the original factory install(you did make one right, I hope).
     
  3. purelithium macrumors 6502

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    #3
    type:

    cd /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/PlugIns

    Locate the plugin file/directory you copied there:

    ls -l

    Make note of the exact file/directory's name.

    Type(if it's a file):

    rm (filename)

    If it's a directory:

    rmdir (directory name)

    That should do it. You'll then want to restart finder:

    kill `ps ax|grep [F]inder|cut -b 2-5`

    If that doesn't work, You'll have to restore the factory image, as i.Feature suggested.
     
  4. purelithium macrumors 6502

    purelithium

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    #4
    Did this work for anyone? I don't own an AppleTV, so I can't test it, but those are the commands to do it.
     

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