4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 3, 2012 6:07 AM by NithyaS
Johnathan Barrett Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Hi, whenever I launch the iPhone Simulator just from my Applications folder I get a black screen, same happens when I change hardware and software versions of iOS. I'm running Xcode 3.2.4 and trying it from a clean install. When I try to build an app from Xcode the simulator launches in iPhone mode and just beechballs. with the same black screen.

I'm getting some stuff in the console, not sure what it all means but here it is..

12/10/2010 10:53:21 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[305] (com.apple.iPhoneSimulator:com.apple.marcod.tcpdump.en0) Bug: launchdcorelogic.c:4598 (24108):2
12/10/2010 10:53:21 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[305] (com.apple.iPhoneSimulator:com.apple.marcod.tcpdump.en0) Path monitoring failed on "/Users/Johnathan Barrett/Library/Application Support/iPhone Simulator/4.1/Library/Caches/com.apple.marcod.tcpdump.en0": No such file or directory
12/10/2010 10:53:21 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[305] (com.apple.iPhoneSimulator:com.apple.managedconfiguration.profiled) Bug: launchdcorelogic.c:4598 (24108):2
12/10/2010 10:53:21 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[305] (com.apple.iPhoneSimulator:com.apple.managedconfiguration.profiled) Path monitoring failed on "/Users/Johnathan Barrett/Library/Application Support/iPhone Simulator/4.1/Library/ConfigurationProfiles/profiledRunning": No such file or directory
12/10/2010 10:53:21 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[305] (com.apple.iPhoneSimulator:com.apple.managedconfiguration.profiled) Bug: launchdcorelogic.c:4598 (24108):2
12/10/2010 10:53:21 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[305] (com.apple.iPhoneSimulator:com.apple.managedconfiguration.profiled) Path monitoring failed on "/Users/Johnathan Barrett/Library/Application Support/iPhone Simulator/4.1/Library/ConfigurationProfiles/MCOutstandingNagComputation": No such file or directory
12/10/2010 10:53:21 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[305] (com.apple.iPhoneSimulator:com.apple.managedconfiguration.mdmd) Bug: launchdcorelogic.c:4598 (24108):2
12/10/2010 10:53:21 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[305] (com.apple.iPhoneSimulator:com.apple.managedconfiguration.mdmd) Path monitoring failed on "/Users/Johnathan Barrett/Library/Application Support/iPhone Simulator/4.1/Library/ConfigurationProfiles/MDMOutstandingActivities.plist": No such file or directory
12/10/2010 10:53:21 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[305] (com.apple.iPhoneSimulator:com.apple.dataaccess.dataaccessd) Bug: launchdcorelogic.c:4598 (24108):2
12/10/2010 10:53:21 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[305] (com.apple.iPhoneSimulator:com.apple.dataaccess.dataaccessd) Path monitoring failed on "/Users/Johnathan Barrett/Library/Application Support/iPhone Simulator/4.1/Library/Preferences/com.apple.dataaccess.launchd": No such file or directory
12/10/2010 10:53:21 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[305] (com.apple.iPhoneSimulator:com.apple.calaccessd) Bug: launchdcorelogic.c:4598 (24108):2
12/10/2010 10:53:21 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[305] (com.apple.iPhoneSimulator:com.apple.calaccessd) Path monitoring failed on "/Users/Johnathan Barrett/Library/Application Support/iPhone Simulator/4.1/Library/Preferences/com.apple.calaccessd.keepalive": No such file or directory
12/10/2010 10:53:21 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[305] (com.apple.iPhoneSimulator:com.apple.aps.tcpdump.pdp_ip0) Bug: launchdcorelogic.c:4598 (24108):2
12/10/2010 10:53:21 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[305] (com.apple.iPhoneSimulator:com.apple.aps.tcpdump.pdp_ip0) Path monitoring failed on "/Users/Johnathan Barrett/Library/Application Support/iPhone Simulator/4.1/Library/Caches/com.apple.aps.tcpdump.pdp_ip0.plist": No such file or directory
12/10/2010 10:53:21 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[305] (com.apple.iPhoneSimulator:com.apple.aps.tcpdump.pdp_ip0) Bug: launchdcorelogic.c:4598 (24108):2
12/10/2010 10:53:21 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[305] (com.apple.iPhoneSimulator:com.apple.aps.tcpdump.pdp_ip0) Path monitoring failed on "/Users/Johnathan Barrett/Library/Application Support/iPhone Simulator/4.1/Library/Preferences/com.apple.aps.tcpdump.pdp_ip0.plist": No such file or directory
12/10/2010 10:53:21 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[305] (com.apple.iPhoneSimulator:com.apple.aps.tcpdump.en0) Bug: launchdcorelogic.c:4598 (24108):2
12/10/2010 10:53:21 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[305] (com.apple.iPhoneSimulator:com.apple.aps.tcpdump.en0) Path monitoring failed on "/Users/Johnathan Barrett/Library/Application Support/iPhone Simulator/4.1/Library/Preferences/com.apple.aps.tcpdump.en0.plist": No such file or directory
12/10/2010 10:53:21 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[305] (com.apple.iPhoneSimulator:com.apple.aps.tcpdump.en0) Bug: launchdcorelogic.c:4598 (24108):2
12/10/2010 10:53:21 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[305] (com.apple.iPhoneSimulator:com.apple.aps.tcpdump.en0) Path monitoring failed on "/Users/Johnathan Barrett/Library/Application Support/iPhone Simulator/4.1/Library/Caches/com.apple.aps.tcpdump.en0.plist": No such file or directory
12/10/2010 10:53:21 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[305] (com.apple.iPhoneSimulator:com.apple.apsd) Bug: launchdcorelogic.c:4598 (24108):2
12/10/2010 10:53:21 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[305] (com.apple.iPhoneSimulator:com.apple.apsd) Path monitoring failed on "/Users/Johnathan Barrett/Library/Application Support/iPhone Simulator/4.1/Library/Preferences/com.apple.apsd.launchd": No such file or directory
12/10/2010 10:53:21 iPhone Simulator[4323] Could not create GlobalPreferences.plist destination directory error = You don’t have permission to save the file “4.1” in the folder “iPhone Simulator”.
12/10/2010 10:53:21 iPhone Simulator[4323] Could not copy GlobalPreferences.plist error = The operation couldn’t be completed. No such file or directory
12/10/2010 10:53:21 vot[4326] ****** AX INSPECTOR MODE **********
12/10/2010 10:53:21 vot[4326] ** Running VoiceOver Lite **
12/10/2010 10:53:21 vot[4326] CFPreferences: user home directory at file://localhost/Users/Johnathan%20Barrett/Library/Application%20Support/iPhone% 20Simulator/4.1/ is unavailable. User domains will be volatile.
12/10/2010 10:53:21 SimulatorBridge[4327] CFPreferences: user home directory at file://localhost/Users/Johnathan%20Barrett/Library/Application%20Support/iPhone% 20Simulator/4.1/ is unavailable. User domains will be volatile.
12/10/2010 10:53:21 [0x0-0x15c15c].com.apple.iphonesimulator[4323] 2010-10-12 10:53:21.424 SimulatorBridge[4327:4003] CFPreferences: user home directory at file://localhost/Users/Johnathan%20Barrett/Library/Application%20Support/iPhone% 20Simulator/4.1/ is unavailable. User domains will be volatile.
12/10/2010 10:53:21 installd[4328] CFPreferences: user home directory at file://localhost/Users/Johnathan%20Barrett/Library/Application%20Support/iPhone% 20Simulator/4.1/ is unavailable. User domains will be volatile.
12/10/2010 10:53:21 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[305] (com.apple.iPhoneSimulator:com.apple.mobile.installd[4328]) Exited with exit code: 255
12/10/2010 10:53:21 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[305] (com.apple.iPhoneSimulator:com.apple.mobile.installd) Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
12/10/2010 10:53:31 installd[4329] CFPreferences: user home directory at file://localhost/Users/Johnathan%20Barrett/Library/Application%20Support/iPhone% 20Simulator/4.1/ is unavailable. User domains will be volatile.
12/10/2010 10:53:31 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[305] (com.apple.iPhoneSimulator:com.apple.mobile.installd[4329]) Exited with exit code: 255
12/10/2010 10:53:31 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[305] (com.apple.iPhoneSimulator:com.apple.mobile.installd) Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds

I'm running an intel iMac on 10.6.4. There's also other people in the office having the exact same problems so I know it's not just my computer.

Ever happened to anyone before? Is thre a quick fix?

Thank
J.Barrett

Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • 1. Re: iPhone Simulator Black Screen
    mac-er Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hello,

    Were you able to find a solution to this problem?

    Thanks.
  • 2. Re: iPhone Simulator Black Screen
    Johnathan Barrett Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I did actually, forgot to post the solution on here.
    What I did was create a new user account, from that account install Xcode, go into Home > Library > Application Support and copy the "iPhone Simulator" folder over to my user account.
    While looking for the solution some people were having luck with just deleting the "iPhone Simulator" folder from their Application Support and re-launching iPhone Simulator.app but that didn't work for me. It did however work for one of the other Macs in the office so that might be worth a try first if you're having the same problem.
  • 3. Re: iPhone Simulator Black Screen
    yankylanky Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the same problem with Xcode 4.4.1 . My Simulator becomes translucent black and hangs without any proper log message .
    I am not able to get what is happening . Does anyone suggest me resloution to get out of this.
    Sometimes application or Simulator hangs just after the launh when I pressed a login button or Sometimes it hangs after few second I request a network call with in application.
    No pattern .. no message to trace. Tried many things like Xcode restart and system restart like that .
    Any help would be really appreciated.

  • 4. Re: iPhone Simulator Black Screen
    NithyaS Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I had the same problem with Xcode 4.5.2. Now it was solved by deleting the folder in the path "~/Library/Application Support/iPhone Simulator".