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Re: kernel error: invalid machine instruction

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  • Subject: [mg70786] Re: [mg70753] kernel error: invalid machine instruction
  • From: Arturas Acus <acus at>
  • Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2006 00:28:40 -0400 (EDT)
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Kt, 2006 10 26 02:38 -0400, earthnut at raðë:
> I have just installed the trial version of Mathematica 5.2 under Linux.
> The front-end works very fine, but I am not able to start the kernel.
> When I type 'math' on the console, I get the following message:
> Mathematica 5.2 for Linux
> Copyright 1988-2005 Wolfram Research, Inc.
> Ungültiger Maschinenbefehl
> Where 'Ungültiger Maschinenbefehl' means 'invalid machine
> instruction'.

I get this error, when I start Mathematica 5.2 on very old pentium I processor.
5.0 works fine on that old hardware. Do your hardware meets  technical
requirements listed on Wolfram site? 

> I am using an almost up to date Debian unstable on a 2.6.15 kernel with
> glibc 2.12.3-2.
> Has anyone an idea? Pleas help.
> Thank you very much,
> Bastian.
Arturas Acus <acus at>

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