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On OS X the icon in bouncing in the Dock but then stops and Pure Data is not starting.

If Pure Data is not launching on your computer, then check if your /private/etc/hosts file is configured correctly.
You may get the message ERROR: failed to allocate port, exiting! in the console.

The default under OS X looks like this:

##
# Host Database
#
# localhost is used to configure the loopback interface
# when the system is booting. Do not change this entry.
##
127.0.0.1 localhost

255.255.255.255 broadcasthost
::1 localhost
fe80::1%lo0 localhost

if localhost is missing in yours then Pd can't start. It will hang and quit on startup.

Read about the hosts file on wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hosts_%28file%29

by Max Neupert last modified 2012-12-25 04:30 PM

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