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Problems with Mathematica on Dec-Alpha

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  • Subject: [mg2887] Problems with Mathematica on Dec-Alpha
  • From: heidrun at (Heidrun Kirchweger)
  • Date: Thu, 4 Jan 1996 03:06:11 -0500
  • Organization: Graz University of Technology, Austria

I have some troubles using Mathematica on a DEC-Alpha (DEC OSF/1 V3.0
(Rev. 347)) workstation with Mathematica Version 2.2 for the
X-Window system (local kernel).

Problem number one:
If I evaluate one or more input lines, the output only gets sent to the
screen if I move the mouse over the notebook. You can imagine that this
gets quite annoying if you have to evaluate a notebook with 200 lines of
input ...

Problem number two:
The command Dump["filename"] causes the Mathematica kernel to crash and
gives the message "Dump: No such file or directory," on the command line
of the window where I started Mathematica.

Problem number three:
Output which is longer than about 100 lines also causes the mathematica
kernel to shut down, but the calculation gets done, because there is 
no error message if I calculate it without sending output to the

I receive the error messages:
on the notebook:
Internal error: FreeExpr called on live expr.

And in an error window:
There is a problem with the MathLink connection for the kernel named
below, and the kernel was disconnected.  You may have to manually kill
the kernel process.  
Kernel: Local.
Low-level MathLink error message: link died.

Calculating the same on e.g. a HP workstation does not lead to any error
messages or crashes and there is enough space on the hard disks and in
the memory.

Another strange message is: "not a tty", on the command line, if the
Mathematica kernel gets launched. But this doesn't seem to trouble it
too much...

Can someone please help me with these problems?

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