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Connection Failed – network server startup error window

January 26, 2006 | 5:56 pm

Greetings,

I’m encountering an annoyance where upon MaxMSP startup, an OS X modal window appears announcing "The server may not exist or is not operational at this time." This window must be clicked before Max will start up. I seem to recall encountering this issue about a year ago, but cannot recall the solution, and could not find it in the archives.

OSX 10.4.4 MaxMSP 4.5.6

Thanks for any suggestions.

Eric


January 26, 2006 | 6:04 pm

An alias to a network disk somewhere in your file preferences?

mzed


January 26, 2006 | 6:10 pm

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> An alias to a network disk somewhere in your file preferences?
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> mzed
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Nope. That was the first thing I checked. Only the defaults (./patches and ./examples) are listed in my File Preferences window. Thanks, anyway.

Eric


January 26, 2006 | 6:30 pm

What happens when you remove your preferences folder?


January 26, 2006 | 6:44 pm

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> What happens when you remove your preferences folder?
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Removed "Max 4 Preferences Folder" from ~/Library/Preferences, along with all C74 plist files. That did not solve the problem.

Eric


January 26, 2006 | 7:07 pm

Also, check for any unresolved aliases, i.e in help folders,
externals ect.

*/


January 26, 2006 | 10:31 pm

On around Jan 26, 2006, at 19:10, Eric Lyon said something like:
> Only the defaults (./patches and ./examples) are listed in my File
> Preferences window.

Don’t forget that these are searched recursively. As is max-help. Click
on the Print button at the bottom of the File Prefs inspector, and
*then* start looking for aliases.

A beer says your network alias is in there somewhere.

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January 26, 2006 | 11:47 pm

> A beer says your network alias is in there somewhere.
>

Nice one, Peter. Consider yourself owed one :)

Eric


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