I have recently been stung by the 'cannot connect to debugger' problem. Everything was fine 2 days ago. Has been for the past 8 months. Then yesterday I had a 'hard crash' while programming in FB 4 (standard edition) on Win 7. I literally was typing some code when the dev environment 'stopped working'. I eventually shut down the process and such. Upon re-opening FB, things were mostly fine - it even saved my most recent keystrokes. However...
Today, when I tried to debug (on Firefox 3.6 with Flash 10.1) it would not work. So, I upgrated to 10.3, both the 'regular' *and* the debugger versions of the plug-ins. I tried to debug (a simple, 'hello world' type application) and it will not work. I have shut-down FB, I have re-booted, I have checked my Hosts file... nothing. I even just upgraded to FireFox 5...same result - 'cannot connect to debugger'.
I researched this for hours now. I guess 'many' people have had the 'cannot connect to debugger' problem over the past few years. I have tried the 127.0.0.1 trick - still cannot connect. I have confirmed that the 'debugger version' is running inside Firefox because when I right-click on the app (when not trying to debug) I *do* see the 'Show Redraw Regions' option (which only shows up if running the debugger version of the plug-in).
I am trying to avoid dozens of wasted hours, re-installing, re-booting, knocking head against wall - things that others have done over the years. Does anyone have a magic, voo-doo trick I can try to get this running again? It was all fine 2 days ago! I am not sure if the issue is related to the 'hard crash' that FB had 2 days ago, but the timing is right, so it probably did. I just don't know what else to check... For a simple, 1 file application ("hello world" with 1 line of AS code to serve as the breakpoint), it should just work, and there is not much to configure, right?
Thanks in advance...