port already in use - snow leopard

  • icejam

    icejam - 2012-02-25


    i am getting a 'port already in use' error message during import from a suunto computer.
    i am unable to run fixperm.sh as niutil is not included in SL os x.

    Also JDivelog will not remember computer and port setting after closing down.

    Any ideas?


  • André Schenk

    André Schenk - 2012-02-29

    Which Suunto model do you have?

    Is there any console output which could help?

    > Also JDivelog will not remember computer and port setting after closing down.

    If I start from scratch and change some settings then JDiveLog's title bar changes to "JDiveLog <new> *". The asterisk at the end means "something changed, please save". When I choose the menu item "File/Save" it asks for a file name. JDiveLog remembers this name so when you start the program next time it will automatically load the file with your new settings.

    Could you please be a bit more specific what you did?

    Best regards,


  • Bruno Van Bogaert

    Did you try to run JDiveLog as root?

    JDiveLog as root:

    To run as root:
    1. Open terminal
    2. enter: sudo su root
    3. enter: /Applications/JDiveLog.app/Contents/MacOS/JavaApplicationStub

    If this works, your problem is that 'you' are not in the _uupc group.
    Where 'you' is your account on your Mac.

    You get to know your account name if you execute:
    in a terminal

    To make an new group on your Mac and add your account to that group, execute the following commands:

    first switch to 'root' :
    sudo su root
    <you'll need your password here>

    Create a group with groupname _uupc:
    sh-3.2# sudo dscl . -create /groups/_uupc

    Give that group _uupc a groupid 66
    sh-3.2# sudo dscl . -append /groups/_uupc gid 66

    Add a user bruno to group _uupc
    sh-3.2# dscl . append /Groups/_uupc GroupMembership bruno

    Check group membership of user bruno:
    Bruno-Van-Bogaerts-MacBook:~ bruno$ id
    uid=501(bruno) gid=20(staff) groups=20(staff),401(com.apple.access_screensharing),204(_developer),100(_lpoperator),98(_lpadmin),81(_appserveradm),80(admin),79(_appserverusr),61(localaccounts),12(everyone),66(_uucp),402(com.apple.sharepoint.group.1)


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