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Re: Mathematica vs MacOS 8.5

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg14912] Re: Mathematica vs MacOS 8.5
  • From: Dr Phillip Kent <p.kent at ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Wed, 25 Nov 1998 17:48:32 -0500
  • Organization: Imperial College
  • References: <72jdfa$39n@smc.vnet.net> <72tpdm$idr@smc.vnet.net> <73djm6$6f3$2@dragonfly.wolfram.com>
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ASARI Hirotsugu wrote:
> 
> In article <72tpdm$idr at smc.vnet.net>, Selwyn Hollis
> <shollis at peachnet.campus.mci.net> wrote:
> 
> > Gianluca,
> >
> > I have been using Mathematica 3.0.1 and Mac OS 8.5 for a few weeks now,
> > and haven't had any _serious_ problems. The Appearance extension
> > problem is gone, or at least far more benign. I have experienced some
> > type-rendering strangeness, but that may be related to some known
> > issues with Adobe Type Manager 4.0.2. (I stubbornly stick to Postscript
> > fonts.)
> >
> > Also, the annoyance of delayed evaluation with AppleTalk active still
> > remains.
> >
> > Thanks for bringing up this topic.

> Hmmm....  I recently upgraded to 8.5, but Mathemtaica 3.0.1 doesn't load
> completely.  It hangs or crashes when it's initializing text resource
> manager.  It used to work fine with 8.1, though.  I'd guess it's a
> conflict somewhere, but I don't have time to test it now....
> 
> H. A.

There seem to be a lot of problems with corrupted caches and preferences
and stuff; this has been happening often with G3/OS8.5 Macs in a
heavily used student lab.

Try pressing <shift>-<ctrl> whilst Mathematica is starting up, which
refreshes the caches/preferences.

This works on other operating systems too!


-Phillip

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