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Re: Re: Install problem, 6.0, Mac OS 10.4.10: No kernel connect?
G'day, I don't know if the following was suggested. But open a terminal and cd /Applications/Mathematica.app/Contents/MacOS ./Mathematica --cleanStart Hopefully (fingers crossed) this will clean out any conflicting preference settings etc. Cheers Yas On Oct 1, 2007, at 3:45 AM, AES wrote: > Follow-on to recent post in which I wrote: > >> Installed Mathematica 6.0.1 from purchased CD to Applications >> folder on >> MacBook running OS 10.4.10 and having 5.1 already installed -- >> installation process all seemed to go OK. >> Dbl-clicked the app, it started up; supplied Password as >> requested. The >> "About Mathematica" box shows correct name, license number, etc.; >> opening an old notebook produces green bar across top suggesting a >> compatibility scan; new notebook window can also be opened -- but >> invoking any menu command or attempting to execute any cell lin >> either of these cases leads to dialog box: >> "Mathematica could not establish a connection to the kernel. >> Kernel: Local. >> Low-level MathLink error: Launch failed." >> Restarting the Mac doesn't help. > > After posting, I shut the Mac down overnight. This morning: > > * All old notebooks now seem to have new icons (although old 5.1 > package > is still in the Applications folder, along with new 6.0 package). > > * Double-clicking an old notebook opens it in 6.0 & it runs > (executes). > > * Clicking the Scan button in the green Mathematica Version Advisory > bar at the top of the notebook window produces no visible effect, > dialog, message, or any indication that anything has happened. > > * Selecting the Help >> Documentation Center or Help >>Find Selected > Function menu commands produces no effect (not even a "Can't find > kernel" message, as it did last night). Clicking the Menu >> > Wolfram > Website command opens Safari and takes me to the site. > > * On the Startup Palette, clicking the "First Five Minute in > Mathematica" or the > "Doc. Center" items produces no result; clicking the "What's New > in 6" > or "Demo. Projects" items takes me to associated sites. > > Unless others have other advice, I propose to: > > * Burn my bridges: Delete *everything* associated with Mathematica > 5.1 OR with 6.0 that I can find anywhere on my hard disk (including > plist files, etc). (I'll keep a backup). > > * Shut down overnight again. > > * Reinstall the next morning from the 6.0.1 CD shipped to me by > Wolfram in July or Aug 07 (not the 6.0 CD originally shipped to me > in April or May 07). (I had tried both of these before my first > post, > and gotten identical results.) > > Other advice? >