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chris north
Cannot edit Smoke Setup config file
on Oct 25, 2011 at 10:33:22 am

Hi,

I'm trying to add/edit the storage location for Smoke2012 using the Smoke Setup.app. I can add a drive but the changes do not stick. If I refresh the setup app or re-open it the changes are gone. Any ideas?

chris


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robert coulin
Re: Cannot edit Smoke Setup config file
on Oct 25, 2011 at 12:38:07 pm

hi,

cant you make any changes, or is it just the framestore entry?
could be a permission thing?

you could change it "manually" in the stone+wire.cfg, but im not quite sure, where this is sitting on the mac (in linux its /usr/discreet/sw/stone+wire.cfg - you need root permissions)

robert

robert coulin
http://www.dreamwalks.com


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chris north
Re: Cannot edit Smoke Setup config file
on Oct 25, 2011 at 2:00:22 pm

I couldn't make any changes at all. Now of course I've tried to change permissions on the OS and managed to break it completely - now it won't boot :-). Oh joy...


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robert coulin
Re: Cannot edit Smoke Setup config file
on Oct 25, 2011 at 2:10:32 pm

doesnt sound good!
this is, why i like macs ...
you mean, the mac doesnt boot at all - or just smoke wont launch?

robert coulin
http://www.dreamwalks.com


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chris north
Re: Cannot edit Smoke Setup config file
on Oct 25, 2011 at 2:50:00 pm

MAC didn't boot at all :-(. I managed to repair it with the start-up CD (which reset a lot of the permissions) but now Smoke won't start at all: "Effective User ID not 0 (root!)"... what fun!


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robert coulin
Re: Cannot edit Smoke Setup config file
on Oct 25, 2011 at 2:56:48 pm

- no fun ...
sounds like a fresh install - i wouldnt bet on repairing here, but im not specifically a mac expert

good luck
robert

robert coulin
http://www.dreamwalks.com


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Brian Mulligan
Re: Cannot edit Smoke Setup config file
on Oct 25, 2011 at 2:02:09 pm

Here is the wiki post just to make sure you are following the proper method.

http://wikihelp.autodesk.com/Creative_Finishing/enu/2012/Help/05_Installati...

Is it possible that the config file that gets written by this app has a permissions issue? Is it read-only?

Brian Mulligan
Senior Editor - Autodesk Smoke
WTHR-TV Indianapolis,IN, USA
Twitter: @bkmeditor


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