[PD] pd not starting on winXP

Enrico Costanza enrico.costanza at epfl.ch
Fri May 30 18:21:40 CEST 2008


Thanks for suggesting the pdsend/pdreceive test.
It made me realize that I had an extra firewall in place (I thought I 
only had the windows firewall).
So opening it solved the problem.


Roman Haefeli wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-05-30 at 15:44 +0200, Enrico Costanza wrote:
>> Thanks for the replies.
>> I tried to disable the firewall, but that did not make a difference.
>> I installed the latest version (0.40.3) but I still got the same:
>> pdtk_post {input channels = 2, output channels = 2}
>> set pd_whichapi 0
>> set pd_whichmidiapi 3
>> Pd version 0.40-3extended-20080530
>> compiled 05:58:20 May 30 2008
>> port 5400
>> Waiting for connection request...
>> I found this FAQ:
>> http://puredata.info/docs/faq
>> but I could not see anything related to localhost. The closest thing I
>> found was the loopback network interface. I tried to install that on my
>> windows machine, as described on http://support.microsoft.com/kb/839013
>> but it did not change anything.
>> Any ideas?
> sorry, i don't have any new ideas.
> afaik, the problem regarding missing loopback device happened only on
> ubuntu machines (hardy or gutsy, cannot recall exactly), whereas on
> windows this kind of issues was related to restricted firewall settings
> most of the times. afaik, a windows installation usually comes with a
> loopback device already, there is no need to install it separately.
> your problem strongly looks like a networking problem and i am quite
> surprised, that disabling the firewall didn't help. just to make sure,
> that not pd is the culprit, but connecting to localhost, you could try
> the following:
> pd is shipped with additional two tools: pdsend.exe and pdreceive.exe.
> start pdreceive from a commandline:
> pdreceive.exe 5400
> and then try in another cmd to connect to it with pdsend.exe:
> pdsend.exe 5400
> if connection succeds, everything what you type into the pdsend cmd
> should appear in the pdreceive cmd. don't forget to terminate each
> message with a ';'.
> if this fails, while the firewall is disabled, something else is needs
> to be wrong with your network setup. someone with some deeper expertise
> in networking on windows might help then.
> roman
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Enrico Costanza
Media and Design Laboratory
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne


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