I don't see any log files when I search my Mac with Spotlight, nor in my Library folder (which has a subfolder of logs).
When I used Terminal to look for RStudio logs as per the Knowledge Base, I got this error:
> open ~/.rstudio-desktop/log/
Error: unexpected '/' in "open ~/"
I think I have looked for all of the common startup problems in Knowledge Base article:
Check the version of R-- I have 2.15.0
Check for Startup files-- I can't see any startup files named .Rprofile, .Renviron, or .RData using Spotlight
Check firewall and proxy settings-- don't think this is a problem but not sure how to test…..
Reset RStudio's state--couldn't do this since I couldn't access rstudio-desktop folder using Terminal as per above
Using Macports R--I'm not using Macports
Both R and RStudio are in my Applications folder as application icons only-there are no folders containing any other data.
Not sure why that command isn't working on your system and that
is a strange error to see. Did you type it manually or copy and
past (maybe try both)? Also perhaps see if you can navigate to the
directory manually. You'll have to first turn on hidden files:
I'm having the same problem. I'm using a Mac and R opens with no
problem but whenever I try to run Rstudio I get the message 'the R
session failed to start'. What should I do? Also, I'm not very tech
savy (at all), so layman's terms please.
Pardon my delay...got busy with other stuff.
When I typed the command in Terminal it gave me this response:
d-128-234-20:~ jamesmandell$ open ~/.rstudio-desktop/log/
The file /Users/jamesmandell/.rstudio-desktop/log does not
I entered the script to show hidden files and did the above
again; same result.
Also tried to find a folder called rstudio-desktop but
The only Rfinder item on my Mac is the application (with the "blue
M&M"-like icon, which is in my Applications.
My R session fails to start.....
Windows 7, R 2.15.0
RStudio 0.95.265 to fail to start. The Rstudio had started earlier
and worked for may be 7 days but suddenly one day stopped starting.
I get the error message box "The R session failed to start". The
same problem with some other students..but not with some other
students. R works fine. I Checked all instructions for the failure
This is the log file report.......21 Apr 2012 12:46:27
[rdesktop] ERROR system error 9938 (Unknown error); OCCURRED AT:
boost::function<core::WaitResult()>&, int, int, int)
Thanks for the update and this looks like somehow the ownership
of your home directory was changed (in addition to the group) and
was set to "primary" and "501" instead of jamesmandell (see the
following line which the ownership and group are different than the
rest of your files/directories):
drwxr-xr-x 36 primary 501 1224 Dec 23 15:55 .
This might have occurred from a migration of your home directory
from one account to another or when restoring your computer. Either
way, the problem is that your user jamesmandell, does not have
permission to create a new directory since it doesn't own your home
directory. If you change the ownership of your home directory back
to jamesmandell, you should be fine.