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Re: 6.0.3 Windows front end won't connect to kernel

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  • Subject: [mg93466] Re: 6.0.3 Windows front end won't connect to kernel
  • From: David Bailey <dave at removedbailey.co.uk>
  • Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2008 03:29:39 -0500 (EST)
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Murray Eisenberg wrote:
> 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 
> there.
> 
> 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,

I would start by uninstalling and reinstalling Mathematica - maybe some 
corruption happened as the motherboard failed.

Whatever you do, don't move to Vista :)

David Bailey
http://www.dbaileyconsultancy.co.uk


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