Weird Graphics Behaviour-Mathematica 4.2

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg58145] Weird Graphics Behaviour-Mathematica 4.2*From*: "Christos Argyropoulos M.D." <chrisarg at fuse.net>*Date*: Mon, 20 Jun 2005 05:21:20 -0400 (EDT)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hello everyone, Something really strange happened and maybe someone can shed a light. All of suddent, Mathematica CANNOT display any graphics . Specifically, when I issue a graphics command (i.e. Plot, ListPlot, Graphics primitives), it outputs a blank space and the Window title line keeps flickering the name of the working window. It is not that the graphics are not created i.e. I can take the FullForm of any graphics command and see the internal representation, it is their rendering that is not taking place. Furthermore I can copy the (invisible) graphic into other applications (i.e. MSWord)using Copy&Paste via mouse without any problems. The OpenGL viewer AddOn seems to work perfectly (i.e. the graphics are rendered in the AddOn Window but not in the active notebook window). I am running Mathematica under WindowsXP Home on a Presario Notebook P4 @ 2.2 GHz, 512 MB RAM and the Mathematica Information is as follows: In[1]:= $ProductInformation Out[1]= {ProductIDName\[Rule]Mathematica, ProductKernelName\[Rule]Mathematica 4.2 Kernel, ProductVersion\[Rule]4.2 for Microsoft Windows (August 23, 2002), ProductVersionNumber\[Rule]4.2} BTW Mathematica 5.0 (an old evaluation version came really handy!) graphics under the same system seem to work fine. Short of re-installing Mathematica (my original CD is 4985 miles away) what can I do to relive the old glorious and graphical days? Christos Argyropoulos MD PhD University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine