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Re: Mathematica dies with bus error---known bug?

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  • Subject: [mg13633] Re: Mathematica dies with bus error---known bug?
  • From: "P.J. Hinton" <paulh>
  • Date: Thu, 6 Aug 1998 08:47:32 -0500
  • Organization: "Wolfram Research, Inc."
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

On 6 Aug 1998, Gerhard Wesp wrote:

> is the following a known bug?  is there a database of known Mathematica
> bugs somewhere on the net?
> 
> session transcript:
> 
> mammut ~% uname -srvmpi
> SunOS 5.5.1 Generic_103640-08 sun4u sparc SUNW,Ultra-2 mammut ~% math
> Mathematica 3.0 for Solaris
> Copyright 1988-97 Wolfram Research, Inc.
>  -- Motif graphics initialized -- 
> 
> In[1]:= $Version
> 
> Out[1]= Solaris 3.0 (July 24, 1997)
> 
> In[2]:= Show[Graphics[Point[{0,0}]]]
> 
> Out[2]= -Graphics-
> 
> In[3]:= ^Cmotifps: MathLink error-> 1:link died  motifps: Unclearable
> MathLink error, exiting. Bus error
> 
> at In[3], i waited for motifps to display its window and then pressed
> ctrl-c.
> 
> the problem does not appear on linux systems (same Mathematica version).

I cannot say for certain, but your problem sounds like it may be
described in the following FAQ page:

http://www.wolfram.com/support/Systems/Unix/Solaris/MotifWindowFix.html

The answer to whether there is a list of known bugs is given at URL:

	http://www.wolfram.com/FAQs/FAQlnk27.html

Instructions on reporting bugs is given at URL:

	http://www.wolfram.com/FAQs/FAQlnk28.html

--
P.J. Hinton
Mathematica Programming Group           paulh at wolfram.com Wolfram
Research, Inc.                  http://www.wolfram.com/~paulh/
Disclaimer: Opinions expressed herein are those of the author alone.



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