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Re: Very Long Wait for the Kernel after Reboot

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  • Subject: [mg87960] Re: Very Long Wait for the Kernel after Reboot
  • From: Helen Read <hpr at together.net>
  • Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2008 03:26:34 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <fueevj$bfg$1@smc.vnet.net>
  • Reply-to: HPR <read at math.uvm.edu>

Louis A. Talman wrote:
> 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?

One thing to check is your anti-virus software. Try temporarily 
disabling it and see if that fixed the problem. If it does, turn the 
anti-virus software back on and try adding the Mathematica installation 
directory to the anti-virus exclusions.

-- 
Helen Read
University of Vermont


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