I am a total beginner setting up my Monero wallet. I am also very limited with computer knowledge. I was able to download the Mac OS X 64bit. At this point I have read and tried a number of articles on "Wallet is not connected to daemon". I have not been able to locate any folder or files with an exe.file. I have tried using "simple mode" and "advanced mode" to get the wallet to sync with a node with no luck. Frankly I'm not even sure I am saying things correctly?

  • Do you run AV (AntiVirus) software on your Mac? With respect to showing the 'daemon' component, you have to right click on monero-wallet-gui.app -> Show Contents. monerod should then appear.
    – dEBRUYNE
    May 3, 2022 at 6:12
  • Thanks ... I'll look at this once I get home tonight
    – 1621
    May 4, 2022 at 10:03
  • That was very helpful as I was able to see code (?) . I get this message: E Error locking fd45: 35 (Resource temporarily unavailable) E Failed to lock /Users/xxxx/Monero/wallets/xxxxx/xxxx.keys: resource temporarily unavailable. E !is_keys_file_locked(). Throw exception: errors: :wallet-internal_error. Error opening wallet: internal error. Honestly I don't know what this means or how to correct the errors. Thanks for any help someone offers.
    – 1621
    May 5, 2022 at 1:00
  • Could you try to connect your wallet to a remote node first? github.com/monero-ecosystem/monero-GUI-guide/blob/master/…
    – dEBRUYNE
    May 8, 2022 at 14:58

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If you have low technical knowledge, I would recommend looking into using a more user-friendly wallet like Feather (https://featherwallet.org/) for desktop or Cake Wallet (https://cakewallet.com/) for mobile.

I can't help fix the issue very much given the information you've provided. Simple mode in the GUI wallet should connect to a remote node after you've signed into the wallet.

  • When trying to connect in simple mode; I still get the same note: "Wallet is not connected to daemon"? Thanks for trying to help me.
    – 1621
    May 3, 2022 at 2:05

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