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Old 08-05-2004, 10:25 PM   #1
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Maple 9 problem in Suse 9.1

I upgraded to Suse 9.1 from 9.0 yesterday, and overall I'm satisfied with how things woked out, apart from the fact that Maple 9.0 (mathes package) does not work anymore - actually I can still run it in classic mode (from terminal - xmaple -cw), but the normal mode fails with the error message :

Maple was unable to start.
Error Details : connection to Kernel lost.

Any ideas how to go around this?


Old 08-05-2004, 10:47 PM   #2
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It may seem a bit vague, but I guess maple expects to find kernel and stuff in such a way that it can't find anymore.
Did you try to reinstall maple, so it can config for the new suse? What does maple website says about suse 9.1?
Old 08-05-2004, 10:56 PM   #3
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Hi! Tnx for your reply!

I right away reinstalled maple when this first occured, but there was no change.

I looked at the maple website, and there is not a single reference to Suse 9.1 ... I will email them tomorrow to see if they can help.

For now, I can get by - for other people with a similar problem -

go to terminal and run ./maple -cw - this will run maple in an old looking mode, but should work fine... But there is the problem of noncompatibility if you make proper worksheets... Shame to let all that nice JAVA programming go to waste...

If anyone has any more suggestions, please do not hesitate to send a post!

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Any new ideas?

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Linux Suse 9.1 problem with MAPLE 9 solution

Well, it took me ages, but finally I did it! Maple can run in normal mode in SUSE 9.1, but it does require some effort.

It seems the problem is with the provided JAVA - the error dialog was a JAVA dialog, I forgot to mention that. So here is the solution, in case anyone else runs into this problem:

DOWNLOAD the Maple 9.03 update from the website - it is free if you have MAPLE 9.0 - you will need you licence number to do it.

Again, the solution is not as simple as just running ./LinuxUpgrade.bin (after making changes to permissions to make it executable, of course). You get the following error:

Error occurred during initialization of VM
Unable to load native
library: /tmp/install.dir.8651/Linux/resource/jre/lib/i386/
symbol __libc_wait, version GLIBC_2.0 not defined in file
with link time reference

To deal with this (if you already don't have on your computer), download the file from

and compile it with

gcc -shared -o -fpic -O2 libcwait.c

Now, having done that, do the following :


where PATHtoFILE is the FULL directory path of where you put ...

FInally, run the update using

sh LinuxUpgrade.bin

and after installing the update, which should run smoothly now, run xmaple. It will again give u a kernel error, but the worksheet will open normally!

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