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6.0.3 Windows front end won't connect to kernel

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  • Subject: [mg93439] 6.0.3 Windows front end won't connect to kernel
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at>
  • Date: Sat, 8 Nov 2008 03:58:51 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
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Any diagnosis of the following problem with Mathematica 6.0.3 running on 
Windows XP Pro: In the Front end, if I try to evaluate an expression 
with the usual Shift-Enter (or the numeric keypad's Enter), it merely 
creates a new line, and no evaluation takes place.

The kernel is OK, as I can start that manually and evaluate expressions 

So what might have causes the break between Front end and Kernel and, 
specifically, the reaction to Shift-Return.

Background: This system had its motherboard blown by a power surge over 
my university's power lines, despite a surge protector. The motherboard 
was replaced. The hard drives did not seem to have been affected.

AT first I was concerned that the new MB would change the MathID and 
hence require a new password.  But the very same mathpass file still 
seems to work OK.

Murray Eisenberg                     murray at
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Lederle Graduate Research Tower      phone 413 549-1020 (H)
University of Massachusetts                413 545-2859 (W)
710 North Pleasant Street            fax   413 545-1801
Amherst, MA 01003-9305

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