Connection Failed - network server startup error window


    Jan 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

    • Jan 26 2006 | 6:04 pm
      An alias to a network disk somewhere in your file preferences?
      mzed
    • Jan 26 2006 | 6:10 pm
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      > An alias to a network disk somewhere in your file preferences?
      >
      > 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
    • Jan 26 2006 | 6:30 pm
      What happens when you remove your preferences folder?
    • Jan 26 2006 | 6:44 pm
      >
      > What happens when you remove your preferences folder?
      >
      >
      Removed "Max 4 Preferences Folder" from ~/Library/Preferences, along with all C74 plist files. That did not solve the problem.
      Eric
    • Jan 26 2006 | 7:07 pm
      Also, check for any unresolved aliases, i.e in help folders,
      externals ect.
      */
    • Jan 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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    • Jan 26 2006 | 11:47 pm
      > A beer says your network alias is in there somewhere.
      >
      Nice one, Peter. Consider yourself owed one :)
      Eric