Houdini crashing on startup

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Hi, I haven't been able to use Houdini on my M1 Max machine.
It crashes right after the splash screen and I get a dialogue to submit my crash to SideFX.
I have been trying the daily builds for a couple weeks now, and none have worked.

Is there any way to help out and find out the culprit?

Thanks,
Paul
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Hello,

By any chance, did you install Houdini from the Houdini Launcher?

If so, then you may have run into the issue where the Launcher creates the Houdini user preferences directory with incorrect ownership and permissions.

To resolve the issue, change the ownership of the user prefs directory by running this command in a Terminal app:
sudo chown -R <username> ~/Library/Preferences/houdini/19.5

Where <username>is your username.

Once you've changed the ownership, start up Houdini and see if that helps.

Cheers,
Rob
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I was having the same problem and your solution worked Rob! Thanks
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Thank you @rvinluan!

I tried this method but with no avail. I went back to my PC to work, but now that I need to travel I tried with the latest build (19.5.472) and it worked like a charm.
Edited by paulbrownv - Dec. 22, 2022 21:01:19
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