Force restart out of XBMC without unplugging ATV2?

DrEnalg

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.... and without ATV2 remote? I've tried "killall AppleTV" and "killall LowTide" in Terminal via SSH, and that doesn't seem to work. Just found out my newly-paired six dollar cheapo universal remote doesn't do a force restart either.

Any ideas? Obviously I'm trying to avoid buying a new ATV2 stick-of-chewing-gum remote.
 

roidy

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I'm not quite sure what you're asking but this should work:-

IOS 4.0
Code:
killall -9 Lowtide
IOS 4.1 or above
Code:
killall -9 AppleTV
 
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DefBref

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Pressing menu and down on the remote for about 5 seconds will force the atv2 to restart.
 
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DrEnalg

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Pressing menu and down on the remote for about 5 seconds will force the atv2 to restart.
Yeah, except not on the after-market universal remote I paired with the ATV2. I'm just trying to find some method for force-restarting lowtide or force-quitting XBMC without unplugging the ATV2.

As a slight aside, anyone with know-how and/or programming chops think there might be some sort of way to send a signal from one's ios device to the ATV2 (via SSH I guess?) to force restart the ATV2? Would be nice....
 
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DrEnalg

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I gave you the answer:rolleyes: Oh and you're welcome by the way.....
Yes! Thank you. I'll probably give it a shot tonight. Sorry - I have no attention span. Easy to mistake as lack of gratitude, I suppose.

Still would be nice to have a (probably JB) app be able to do it from my ios device...
 
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roidy

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There's got to be an ssh app for jailbroken iOS devices and then if you could find an app to record a macro of you running the killall command, that might work.
 
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DrEnalg

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There's got to be an ssh app for jailbroken iOS devices and then if you could find an app to record a macro of you running the killall command, that might work.
Good thought. I'll get on that - I think I've played with recording macros before, long time ago.
 
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Iizsupaer

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I haven't tried this more than once but it seems like a logical work around. If you have an iPhone/iPad or other product that allows AirPlay- send a picture from that device to your ATV2 and it seems to force quit XBMC. Cheers.
 
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