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Re: Re: Mathematica 4

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  • Subject: [mg22968] Re: [mg22937] Re: [mg22851] Mathematica 4
  • From: "Mark Harder" <harderm at>
  • Date: Sat, 8 Apr 2000 14:44:40 -0400 (EDT)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

Alex & Janek,
    I copied this from the math group archives in the Mathematica web site
(dated Dec. 21,1999.  This problem has come up frequently in the past few
-mark harder



Recently there have been a number of questions from users who are
getting the error message:

Display::initstate Display cannot be used during initialization

when attempting to display graphics.  We have been unable to reproduce
this problem in our test labs with any version of Mathematica on any
platform.  It is possible that a particular manufacturing run of disks
was corrupted, causing this problem to appear only in versions sent
through certain dealers.

To help us determine which batch may have been effected, it would be
very helpful if anyone experiencing this problem could send us all the
information they can about the version number, and where and when they
purchased their copy of Mathematica.  We would like to be able to
provide replacement media to anyone who is likely to experience this
problem, even if they have not yet encountered it, and to do this we
need to determine where the bad versions have been sent.

If you have experienced this problem, please send the details of your
version of Mathematica to support at  You can get the
necessary details by evaluating the following input in Mathematica.

  {$Version, $ReleaseNumber, $LicenseID}

We will keep you informed, and if this turns out to be a manufacturing
defect, we will of course ship replacement disks to anyone effected.

Thank you,

Technical Support
Wolfram Research, Inc.
support at


-----Original Message-----
From: Derov Alex <derov at>
To: mathgroup at
Subject: [mg22968] [mg22937] Re: [mg22851] Mathematica 4

>Good Day.
>I have this problem too, for me this BIG problem :-((.  If somebody help
>A lot of  thanks!!!         Derov Alex, MEPhI
>Janek wrote:
>> Hello !!
>> I have such problem with Mathematica 4.
>> When I try to plot a graph I get such a message:
>> Display::initstate:
>>    Display cannot be used during initialization.
>> Display["stdout", -Graphics- ]
>> Has anyone
>> ever experienced this problem or knows how to fix it?
>> Janek

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