Re: V.6.0.2 gripes...
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- Subject: [mg86665] Re: V.6.0.2 gripes...
- From: Helen Read <hpr at together.net>
- Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2008 00:21:57 -0500 (EST)
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David Bailey wrote: > Helen Read wrote: >> >> We have been seeing the Java timeout error a lot, on machines on campus >> and at home. It started a few months ago, and the upgrade from 6.0.1 to >> 6.0.2 has not helped. If anything, I'm seeing the Java timeout more >> frequently than before, even on two very speedy new machines where I was >> rarely getting the Java error before. What happens much/most of the time >> now is that when you start up Mathematica and go to execute a command, >> Mathematica just hangs for a while. Eventually, after quite a long wait, >> you get the first output, together with the Java timeout error. >> *Usually* it's OK if you quit Mathematica and restart, or if you just >> close up the error window and go on. >> > In the absence of a definitive response from WRI, I think it would be > worth experimenting with a machine disconnected from the internet. I > don't get this problem myself, but I have written code that depended on > paclet information. This worked well if the machine could not access the > internet (once the relevant data had been downloaded once) and well if > the machine had a good internet connection. However with a weak > connection, the system would seem to start the check for more up to date > information, and then get stuck/crash. It seems unrelated to internet access. We have quite good connections at the university, and we get the Java error there all the time. I have dial-up at home, and I get the Java error regardless of whether I am connected. > I wonder if Mathematica is trying to update some component on startup. > Any internet access would probably occur via Java. In particular, have > you configured your Mathematica to pre-load any software? Nope. But apparently Mathematica itself tries to load some Java stuff on startup, hence the timeout errors. -- Helen Read University of Vermont