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stall on launch; more permanent installation problems

February 8, 2007 | 9:09 pm

I’ve found another weird problem in my museum installation. Every
once in a while (in fact quite often, maybe 1 out of 5 times) after a
reboot, the two G5′s that generate sound will boot, try to
automatically launch their Max patches(via Startup Items and now via
Keep-It-Up X, thanks for the link, Peter!) and then Max will stall.
The empty Max(play) Status Window will appear and then nothing, not
even the Jitter splash screen that normally follows before the
fullscreen patch is supposed to load.
To make matters worse, the Keep-It-Up program will not automatically
restart Max or reboot the machine, as everything looks healthy when
checking TOP(the UNIX table of running processes). Max is running,
but not doing anything useful, and meanwhile the desktop is exposed
so visitors can do what they like with the G5, which often means
completely messing up the system.

Any ideas what is causing this? Should I delay the automatic launch
of Max?

Another problem: although all my Max patchers are fullscreen,
sometimes a part of the Apple menubar is still visible, enabling
people to switch to the finder, quit Max, try to surf the Internet,
destroy the system etc.

How can I avoid this? Is there a way to disable everything except the
max patch that is/should be running?

Any tips most welcome. What I find really unnerving is that the
installation will work fine one day, and refuse to boot properly of
crash like crazy the next.

Best,

Zip

Media Mechanics
Zwaluwstraat 54
2025 VR Haarlem
The Netherlands
+31627014758
zip@knoware.nl


February 8, 2007 | 10:15 pm

On 8-Feb-2007, at 22:09, Zip Boterbloem wrote:

> Any ideas what is causing this?

Not off hand

> Should I delay the automatic launch of Max?

Possibly a good idea. I can’t remember… does KIU let you do this?

John Dekron and I had a similar problem once with one incarnation of
realiTV. We never found a real solution and in the meantime our
hardware has evolved. So we have different problems:-

Anyway, glad KIU has been of help.

– P.

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February 8, 2007 | 10:28 pm

Hey people-who-know –

I’m trying to include a 3rd-party external (Kosma’s great
windowmanager.mxo), and I’m having trouble getting it included. Scanning
the archives, here’s what I’ve done:

1. copied the windomanager.mxo/ bundle into my app/Contents/MacOS/
2. inside that windowmanager.mxo/Contents/ I put a file "PkgInfo"
with the single entry "iLaX????"
(note: the Info.plist there has this entry

CFBundlePackageType
iLaX

so I think it is correct)

but it still won’t find it. Any ideas?

brad

http://music.columbia.edu/~brad


February 9, 2007 | 7:57 am


February 9, 2007 | 2:56 pm

Bradford Garton wrote:
> I’m trying to include a 3rd-party external (Kosma’s great
> windowmanager.mxo), and I’m having trouble getting it included.
> Scanning the archives, here’s what I’ve done:

cosmas window manager will crash my Max 4.6.2 reliably, maybe the
problem isn’t the inclusion…
And as Peter pointed out usually there is nothing to do to include an
external…

Stefan


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February 9, 2007 | 9:14 pm

I’m beginnging to think it might indeed be the external — lucky me. I
futzed a bit with the bundle contents, but I get conflicting reports with
the build — in the max window it first says "error: can’t open
windomanager.mxo" but then the next line it says "Copying External
windowmanager". And after trying various ways of situating the bundle in
the finished app bundle, it still can’t locate it. One thing I notice is
tha the actual executable down in the windowmanager.mxo bundle is named
"windmanager27". Even though the Info.plist lists the CFBundleExecutable
as that, I wonder…

I’m also still in max/msp 4.5.7-land, maybe that’s also a factor.

brad

http://music.columbia.edu/~brad

On Fri, 9 Feb 2007, Stefan Tiedje wrote:

> Bradford Garton wrote:
>> I’m trying to include a 3rd-party external (Kosma’s great
>> windowmanager.mxo), and I’m having trouble getting it included. Scanning
>> the archives, here’s what I’ve done:
>
> cosmas window manager will crash my Max 4.6.2 reliably, maybe the problem
> isn’t the inclusion…
> And as Peter pointed out usually there is nothing to do to include an
> external…
>
> Stefan
>
> —
> Stefan Tiedje————x——-
> –_____———–|————–
> –(_|_ —-|—–|—–()——-
> — _|_)—-|—–()————–
> ———-()——–www.ccmix.com
>
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