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Re: can't get Mathematica 5.2 to evaluate anything

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  • Subject: [mg113601] Re: can't get Mathematica 5.2 to evaluate anything
  • From: psycho_dad <s.nesseris at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 4 Nov 2010 03:59:41 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <iaonm4$jlh$1@smc.vnet.net>

On Nov 2, 11:03 am, John Nagelson <johnnagel... at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> Hi, I'm using Mathematica 5.2 on Win XP Pro SP2. The program opens
> fine but when I enter e.g. "2+2" into an input cell and press Shift
> +Enter, all I get is "Running...Untitled-1*" in the bar at the top of
> the window. Evaluation gets caught in a loop.
>
> Choosing Kernel|Abort Evaluation has no effect, so I have to go Kernel|
> Quit Kernel|Local, which works.
>
> I'd be grateful for any help!
> Thanks!
> John

Try uninstalling/reinstalling and also check the firewall if it causes
any problems (if some of the firewall settings are too aggressive,
then it might block the communication between the kernel and the front
end as mathematica uses tcp/ip (an internet protocol) for
communication)

Cheers


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