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Re: kernel error: invalid machine instruction

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  • Subject: [mg70803] Re: kernel error: invalid machine instruction
  • From: earthnut at
  • Date: Sat, 28 Oct 2006 05:21:41 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <><ehs37l$ole$>

Arturas Acus schrieb:

> 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 have a VIA Samuel 2 CPU with 700 MHz. Mathematica 5.2 should work on
a Pentium II CPU. AFAIK is there only the MMX instruction set new on
Pentium II -- and my CPU has MMX.

But may be there is a instruction missing on my CPU -- but which and
where I can get a work around?

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