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mathlm problem on SGI machine

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  • Subject: [mg9200] mathlm problem on SGI machine
  • From: feats at (Steve Greenfield)
  • Date: Tue, 21 Oct 1997 02:03:13 -0400
  • Organization: Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

I have successfully installed Mathematica 3.0 on and SGI Power Challenge
XL running IRIX 6.2.  When I installed mathematica I chose option 'd'
to run mathlm on the machine.  During reboot I start a
/etc/init.d/mathematica script to invoke mathlm.  Works great!

Now I am installing Mathematica 3.0.1 on an SGI O2 running IRIX 6.3 and
an SGI Octane running IRIX 6.4.  My installation process is the same (
'd' option to run mathlm on the machine) but the results are not!  When
I try an invoke mathlm, I get the following messages:

	Cannot Bind to socket.  Mathlm is probably already running.

Needless to say, it is not already running.  My guess is that mathlm is 
trying to use a socket that is already in use or is not defined.  There
is no mention, that I can see, of what socket to use or any other
helpful information.  I tried sending a help request to
support at but they have ignored it.  Any suggestions would be

steve <feats at>

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