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Re: Mma problem on PowerMac

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  • Subject: [mg1121] Re: Mma problem on PowerMac
  • From: ianc (Ian Collier)
  • Date: Mon, 15 May 1995 02:11:47 -0400
  • Organization: Wolfram Research, Inc

In article <3opkgl$7h4 at>, bzbkowal at ZIB-Berlin.DE
(Axel Kowald) wrote:

> Hello
> I just got a new PowerMac (Performa 5200) and tried to install my 68k
> (version 2.2) running in emulation mode. Initially it complained that no
FPU is 
> present. That's okay, it doesn't know about the powerpc FPU and
therefore I installed 
> SoftFPU 3.0. Now I can start the front end and also the kernel comes up
a little bit
> (the meter shows up) but then dies :-((
> Now the big question: 
> Is there no way to run my 68k Mathematica on a PowerMac ????   Or what
am I doing 
> wrong ??

If you are using 2.2.1 Enhanced then you can first of all install 
the non-fpu binary. This is an option in the installer. This will 
run somewhat faster than the fpu binary with SoftFPU.

Secondly you may need to turn off the Modern Memory Manager in the 
Memory control panel.

For information about upgrading to the enhanced version 2.2.2,
which includes the native Power Macintosh binary, contact 
Wolfram Research's sales department. (info at, info-europe at in
Europe and info-asia at in Asia.)

I hope this helps.


Ian Collier
Technical Sales Support
Wolfram Research, Inc.
Tel (217) 398-0700        Fax (217) 398-0747        ianc at
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