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This FAQ applies to: Any version.

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.
## localhost 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

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

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