Re: Can MMa run on a NeXT with 8Mbyte?
- To: mathgroup at yoda.physics.unc.edu
- Subject: Re: Can MMa run on a NeXT with 8Mbyte?
- From: tlm at tantalus.scl.ameslab.gov (Tom Marchioro)
- Date: Mon, 14 Sep 92 11:30:56 CDT
 Sorry for such a mundane question, but the Wolfram people say to ask the NeXT people and vice-versa.  Symptoms: After starting up MMA (2.0 on a NeXTstation Turbo), and trying to evaluate 1 + 1, it more or less hangs. I can edit the expression or add new ones, but the kernal apparently cannot finish the evaluation. If I fire up a terminal window and run MMa in line mode, it works fine.  Thanks for any assistance.  Hi, I know these symptoms and you've almost certainly done nothing more complicated than to improperly install your Mma so that the front end does not know how to find the kernel. When you go to command line mode and type "math" that accesses the kernel directly, but the front end has to actually reach out and grab the kernel. I did this myself back when I upgraded from 2.0 to 188.8.131.52 (or whatever silly thing they called it) because I had taken the time to "fix" the Gourmet demo by making some symbolic links to the Mma files, which I then forgot to remove before upgrading. Thus, the front end would look for the kernel, find these symbolic links, and get caught in an infinite loop trying to locate it. Rather than pursuing this through the mathgroup, why don't you send me the basics of your installation (i.e. location of Mathematica.app, math, mcc and exact version #, whether Gourmet works, etc) and we can work it out. At worst you'll just have to do a re-install. Incidentally, I took the time (and long distance phone money!) to call WRI and tell htem about this, so I'm rather disappointed in their response to you. Best --- Tom