Re: Re: Install problem, 6.0, Mac OS 10.4.10: No kernel connect?
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- Subject: [mg81695] Re: [mg81670] Re: Install problem, 6.0, Mac OS 10.4.10: No kernel connect?
- From: Yasvir Tesiram <yat at omrf.org>
- Date: Tue, 2 Oct 2007 05:24:13 -0400 (EDT)
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I don't know if the following was suggested. But open a terminal and
Hopefully (fingers crossed) this will clean out any conflicting
preference settings etc.
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
> is still in the Applications folder, along with new 6.0 package).
> * Double-clicking an old notebook opens it in 6.0 & it runs
> * 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 >>
> 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
> and gotten identical results.)
> Other advice?
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