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Re: Mathematica help crashes X-windows on Linux


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  • Subject: [mg10466] Re: Mathematica help crashes X-windows on Linux
  • From: mike@brazil.physast.uga.edu (Mike Mangan)
  • Date: Fri, 16 Jan 1998 04:34:51 -0500
  • Organization: The University of Georgia
  • References: <68l42e$mgc@smc.vnet.net>

On 3 Jan 1998 05:31:42 -0500, Dale Harris <rodmur@ecst.csuchico.edu> wrote:
>
>I'm using Mathematica 3.0 on Linux.  Currently I'm able to crash my 
>X-windows server when I go to look up some information in help (I think
>I was looking up some information on the N[] command).  I use MetroX
>3.1.8, on a Matrox Millennium card, kernel 2.0.32, libc 5.4.33.  Has
>anyone else  seen this bug?  Anyone have suggestions how I can get out
>of crash without reseting my machine (the usual Cntl+Alt+F? doesn't
>seem to work)?  I seem  to lose any contact with the machine through my
>keyboard, the display  goes black.  I could probably kill the X server
>if I could get to a shell, logging in remotely isn't really an option
>(suppose I could get a dumb terminal for problems like this).  I'll
>probably go ahead and open a case on this with Mathematica tech
>support.
>
>Talking about the Libc, is there any development in Mathematica for
>support of GNU libc 2, if there isn't, there should be.  For the folks
>not quite aware of linux, the next stable releases will be using a new
>C library (GNU libc 2), more information can be found at:
>
>http://www.imaxx.net/~thrytis/glibc/
>
>
>-- 
>~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dale
>Harris  <rodmur@csuchico.edu>   PGP KeyID: E26EC5FD       Chico State
>home of the NCAA Div. II National Baseball Champs!
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I had the same problem. To fix it, use XFree rather than metroX. -mike 



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