[Mesquitelist] Problem Running Mesquite on Windows XP
wmaddisn at interchange.ubc.ca
Tue Feb 15 13:26:26 PST 2011
If during a crash, Mesquite puts up a warning that something went wrong, but you can't save the file, then please send details (e.g. about the warning).
If Mesquite simply quits and vanishes without warning, then this is a bug in Java that is beyond our control. In some cases, we have been able to find workarounds to these Java bugs, but the Java running on Windows is particularly problematical. It may have to do with your graphics card or some other hardware interaction; it may have to do with the precise version of Java. All I can suggest is that you try two things: try a slightly different version of Java, either newer or older (e.g. 1.60_18 behaves differently than 1.60_20), or try a different computer.
What precise version of Java are you running (it's given at the start of the log file when Mesquite starts up)?
On 29 Jan 2011, at 2:06 PM, Ryane Logsdon wrote:
> I'm attempting to work on a project in Mesquite, and, at varying steps, it keeps inexplicably closing. It is also doing so without offering me the option to save my work, which is frustrating. The project involves first opening a fasta file, translating with "FASTA (DNA/RNA)" then saving this as a nex file. In the project window I am then clicking "Merge Taxa & Matrices" and adding a second fasta file. This is normally where it is crashing. I've gotten past this point once. After successfully translating the file, fusing it with the selected taxa and fusing with the character matrix, the program crashed when I clicked on "Show Matrix." I'm running on Windows XP. Any suggetions as to how I can fix this problem?
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