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    maxima -- wxmaxima loses socket connection

    Greetings,

    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?

    **** Silbar
    Los Alamos

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    Re: maxima -- wxmaxima loses socket connection

    Yes, it is a known problem: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source...g/43150/+index

    If you add dapper-updates to your repositories, you should be able to install the fixed version of maxima.

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    Re: maxima -- wxmaxima loses socket connection

    Quote Originally Posted by WW View Post
    Yes, it is a known problem: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source...g/43150/+index

    If you add dapper-updates to your repositories, you should be able to install the fixed version of maxima.
    Thanks, WW. But I'm confused, as my /etc/apt/sources.list file already had these lines:

    ## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
    ## distribution.

    deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ dapper-updates main restricted
    deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ dapper-updates main restricted

    So, are wxMaxima 0.6.4 and maxima 5.9.2 (which I installed on Tuesday) not the latest versions?

    **** Silbar

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    Re: maxima -- wxmaxima loses socket connection

    You don't have the universe and multiverse components for dapper-updates in sources.list. Change those two lines to
    Code:
    deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ dapper-updates main restricted universe multiverse
    deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ dapper-updates main restricted universe multiverse
    and then do an update, either with the command
    Code:
    $ sudo apt-get update
    or by hitting the Reload button in Synaptic.

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