Monday, September 17, 2012

If Parallels does not start (Make sure that the prl_disp_service is active)

If you want to start Parallels and you get the following error message:

"Unable to connect to Parallels Service.
Make sure that the prl_disp_service process is active and it is not blocked by Firewall. For details, please refer to If the problem persists, contact the Parallels support team for assistance."

no need to worry. All you need to do is open Terminal, stop and restart Parallels:

sudo launchctl stop com.parallels.desktop.launchdaemon

Then restart it:

sudo launchctl start com.parallels.desktop.launchdaemon

If you run the following command now:

sudo launchctl list | grep com.parallels.desktop.launchdaemon

The output should be something like this:

94248 - com.parallels.desktop.launchdaemon

Try again, should be okay now.

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