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Re: Bug: Mathematica 4.0 vs. Win2k on ThinkPad

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  • Subject: [mg26100] Re: Bug: Mathematica 4.0 vs. Win2k on ThinkPad
  • From: Mark Fisher <mark at>
  • Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2000 01:55:43 -0500 (EST)
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I just received my new T20 and installed Mathematica w/o problems, but I have


John Jeppson wrote:
> Can anyone confirm (or refute) this bug I'm getting.
> Mathematica 4.0.0  (or 4.0.2)
> Windows 2000
> IBM Thinkpad T20   (machine type 2647)
> Fail Case:
> 1.)   Open a new blank notebook
> 2.)   Type:    2 + 2
> 3.)   Run it.   -->  Output line says:  4
> 4.)  Now move the cursor over the window. While over the input or
> output text, the cursor should be a vertical bar with little  v's at
> top and bottom.  Over the area between the input and output lines the
> cursor should flip over on its side and become a horizontal bar
> indicating the location where you can insert a new cell.
> 5.)  On my machine this does NOT happen. The cursor won't change by
> moving around within the text areas of the notebook window (although
> it does change shape over the window frame and the little brackets
> that lie along the right side of the notebook cells).
> Wolfram tech support has been unable to duplicate this because they
> apparently don't have an IBM ThinkPad running w2k.  My machine itself
> has been back to IBM and declared okay, but still has this bug.
> It does not seem to  be my CDROM disk since I can reinstall 4.0 on my
> Dell desktop (Windows 98) and it works correctly, and Wolfram tech
> support sent me another disk (4.0.2) which acts just the same.
> It can't very well be a program conflict because my machine was
> completely reinitialized by IBM to the original factory state, and
> Mathematica was the first and only program installed.

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