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Re: Mandrake 8.0 and Mathematica 4.01
In article <9cldf8$18a at smc.vnet.net>, Jean Sebastien Theriault?= <jst at airinc.com> wrote: :Ronald Bruck wrote: : :> I just installed the new version of Mandrake, 8.0, and Mathematica :> 4.01's GUI has quit working. :> :> More precisely, the key bindings are screwed up. When I hit the :> "Delete" key there's a forward space! As well, you can't drag over text. :> :> This makes the user interface almost unusable. Does anybody have any :> idea why the program would suddenly quit working? Other programs :> continue to work. Could this be the Motif interface? : :Try hitting your NumLock key. When NumLock is on, I have the same GUI :behaviour as you describe. I'm running Mandrake 7.1. You've hit the nail squarely on the head. That fixed the problem. I must have opted for "numlock on" during the install (I don't remember being asked; perhaps the installer no longer gives you the option, or I wasn't paying attention). On most keyboards there's an LED which lights up when numlock is set (or capslock too, for that matter). Not mine. I have a fancy new Intel wireless keyboard, which has a dark smoky yellow (LCD?) circle, about half the size of a US nickel, which clearly displays "NUM LOCK" -- if I get my nose within three inches and peer down into it. The same for capslock. The keyboard is literally neat. I'm constantly changing between a Mac and a PC, and I've never succeeded in sharing USB keyboards and mice; the problem used to be with Windows; now that Win2K has got its act together with USB, the Macintosh has "gang aft agley" in OS 9.1; USB freezes up if it doesn't see the keyboard or mouse for a few minutes. So I have to use two keyboards/mice. They were constantly getting tangled up; now they don't. Hence: wireless is neat :-) Many thanks! --Ron Bruck -- Due to University fiscal constraints, .sigs may not be exceed one line.