Hello, I’m trying to use IPFS desktop. I followed the instructions but got a “could not connect to the ipfs api” message on the app (image 1). I also run “ipfs deamon” and it says that the “address is already in use” on my terminal.
I’m using an iMac M1-based.
Thank for your help!
Yes I exhausted each of those 3 suggested points, but see point 3.
I did run the daemon from the command line. I restarted my computer.
But I think you identified the problem. I do have Brave browser installed. When I run “ipfs id” on my terminal, I have an ID, PublicKey, kubo/0.14.0, ipfs/0.1.0…
I have not installed ipfs cluster CLI, should I?
I have a .ipfs hidden directory (/userprofile/.ipfs)
I also have a unix executable file located: /userprofile/.local/bin/ipfs
But can’t find any IPFS file in: /userprofile/Library/ApplicationSupport/BraveSoftware/Brave-Browser/
Should I move a folder? Uninstall Brave? Execute this command
Thank you so much for your help!
I suggest that you uninstall Brave browser to eliminate the conflict it has a hidden IPFS node within its installation. I don’t know what is analogous in Mac file system as I use Linux and Windows. But remove the conflict before anything else is installed. After Brave is removed cleanly you won’t have a conflict. I would only install cluster-CLI if you plan to span your IPFS nodes across multiple machines on different networks. I found that I had major difficulties trying to run multiple nodes from my residential IP. I even introduced a VLAN switch which helped but I was still working against myself. So what I did was go back to my original setup which was a private network of 3 nodes bootstrapped with one another.
Thank you! I will try this out.