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Install problem, 6.0, Mac OS 10.4.10: No kernel connect?

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  • Subject: [mg81646] Install problem, 6.0, Mac OS 10.4.10: No kernel connect?
  • From: AES <siegman at>
  • Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2007 04:03:36 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Stanford University

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 leads to 
dialog box:

   "Mathematica could not establish a connection to the kernel.  
    Kernel: Local.  
    Low-level MathLink error: Launch failed."

Same result after clearing the decks and installing from the 6.0 CD I 
was first sent some months ago.  

I've emailed Wolfram, but any suggestions to try while I wait?

[Restarting the Mac doesn't help.  Fortunately 5.1 still seems to run so 
I'm not dead in the water.]

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