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 markfisher.net>
- Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2000 01:55:43 -0500 (EST)
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John, I just received my new T20 and installed Mathematica w/o problems, but I have Windows98. --Mark. 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.