Shades Bug Report

3 Votes

Just dosen't work

  • Type: Incorrect Functionality
  • Version Tested: 1.2b3 (Intel)
  • OS Version Affected: Mac OS X 10.6
  • Status: Open

Description

Shades worked perfectly well on my Leopard hackintosh
but stopped in Snow Leopard (same hardware), all the functionality works except the more important one, actually dimming the monitors doesn't work (I have two identical monitors).

I tried Blackout a similar program which works perfectly well on my machine, so the problem is not related to the fact that I have a hackintosh. (But I really would prefer you program over Blackout, because Shades doesn't run in the dock and has custom shortcuts setup, that's two things I really like about Shades)

Submitted at 03:55am on 14 Nov 2009

Updates

Latest version of shades (as of Dec.4/09) 1.2b3? will not start or run under Snow Leopard 1.6.2 on my aluminum iMac 24\" 2.8MHz

Posted at 09:37am on 05 Dec 2009

really?
is working on 10.6.1 so far.

Posted at 1:02pm on 05 Dec 2009

Might be able to help here as I have just fixed it not starting on mine, which is 10.6.2, upgraded from Leopard with Shades previously installed and working. Turned out to be a permissions problem.

In console I got the following message:
08/01/2010 8 Jan 07:11:35com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[192]([0x0-0x454454].com.charcoaldesign.shades[51251]) posix_spawn("/Library/PreferencePanes/Shades Preferences.prefPane/Contents/Resources/Shades.app/Contents/MacOS/Shades", ...): Permission denied

In terminal:
iMac:~ james$ cd /Library/PreferencePanes/Shades\ Preferences.prefPane/Contents/Resources/Shades.app/Contents/MacOS/
iMac:MacOS james$ ls -al
total 16704
drwxr-xr-x 4 james james 136 8 Jan 07:09 .
drwxr-xr-x 7 james james 238 8 Jan 07:09 ..
-rw-r--r--@ 1 root james 5696688 25 Sep 23:28 Shades
-rw-r--r--@ 1 root james 2853444 25 Sep 23:28 rbframework.dylib

-- for the files above, the 'x' executable flag is not set. Here's how to fix it:

iMac:MacOS james$ sudo chmod 755 *
Password:
iMac:MacOS james$ ls -al
total 16704
drwxr-xr-x 4 james james 136 8 Jan 07:09 .
drwxr-xr-x 7 james james 238 8 Jan 07:09 ..
-rwxr-xr-x@ 1 root james 5696688 25 Sep 23:28 Shades
-rwxr-xr-x@ 1 root james 2853444 25 Sep 23:28 rbframework.dylib

Hope this helps someone!

Posted by James at 07:23am on 08 Jan 2010

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