In looking for a substitute for Mathematica or Maple (which I can and do use at work) on my home machine, someone on this forum suggested installing maxima and its gui interface wxmaxima. The former works but is not as nice and convenient as wxmaxima might be. However, as soon as I do something in the wxmaxima window, such as "1+2;", I get the error message
CLIENT: Lost socket connection ...Restart maxima with 'Maxima->Restart maxima'.
No matter what I try to do. Is this a known problem? Is there perhaps something that synaptic ought to have installed but didn't?