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Re: MathReader Linux help browser segfaults...

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  • Subject: [mg24662] Re: MathReader Linux help browser segfaults...
  • From: "P.J. Hinton" <paulh at>
  • Date: Mon, 31 Jul 2000 09:23:29 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Wolfram Research, Inc.
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On 28 Jul 2000, root wrote:

> 	I think I've found a (somewhat obscure) bug with MathReader under Linux.
> I installed the program on my laptop to look at some material a colleague
> generated, and although it works great in general, whenever I try to open the
> Help Browser window it throws up a segmentation violation error and dies. 
> My laptop is a Toshiba Libretto 70CT, with a 640x480 display- the problem seems
> to be related to the screen resolution.  When I switch the display to 800x600
> (external monitor, or virtual scrolling display) the Help Browser works as it 
> should.  Is there any change to MathReader settings I can make to have it work
> at 640x480?  MathReader is the recently released V4, and I'm using a current
> Linux distribution (Caldera).

This is a known problem in Mathematica 4.  Unfortunately there is no
workaround to fix this problem.  It has been fixed for a future release of

P.J. Hinton
User Interface Programmer                         paulh at
Wolfram Research, Inc.
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