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Very Long Wait for the Kernel after Reboot

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  • Subject: [mg87925] Very Long Wait for the Kernel after Reboot
  • From: "Louis A. Talman" <talmanl at>
  • Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2008 23:54:09 -0400 (EDT)

I'm running v6.0.1 of Mathematica under Mac OS X v10.4.11 with 1 GB  
of RAM on a three-year-old flat panel PowerPC G5 iMac.  The first  
time I try to evaluate a Mathematica instruction after rebooting the  
computer, it takes a very long time to load the kernel (I once timed  
it at five minutes, and it seems to be getting longer, but I haven't  
timed it again so that might just be frustration).  Subsequent  
sessions with Mathematica don't require nearly as long (though it  
still seems unreasonably long) to get the kernel up and running---as  
long as I haven't rebooted.

Is this normal for my configuration?  Does anyone have an explanation?

--Lou Talman
   Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
   Metropolitan State College of Denver


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