I am running Mathematica on Ubuntu 16.04 (64 bit) and I run into Mathematica freezing when I try a simple manipulate statement such as in the help file. I tried doing what was suggested in 2015 but that doesn't work (i.e. try Ctrl+Shift). I also tried Mathematica -cleanstart & in hope that resetting to "Defaults" may help. But that didn't help.

I made a video recording of my computer screen to demonstrate this issue (~46 seconds) and it may be viewed here.

To summarize, Manipulate functionality works within the "help pages" context but the same piece of code, when pasted into a mathematica notebook/window invokes the "kernel is not responding to dynamic evaluation".

Edit 10/22/2016 This occurs with Mathematica 11.x on Linux Ubuntu1 6.04 64 bit. It drove me crazy when my Manipulate and Animate functionality wouldn't work 15 minutes before my Wolfram Tech Conference presentation 2 days ago. I do not have a fix for this.

Is there a fix for this? Or must I just use still images in the upcoming Wolfram Tech conference ? ;)

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  • $\begingroup$ Just tried it on 11.1 Debian Linux 64-bit and it worked fine. $\endgroup$ Oct 22, 2016 at 22:04
  • $\begingroup$ Try running it with your laptop plugged in. Or set your battery settings to max power and then run it. $\endgroup$
    – Jamal
    Dec 5, 2016 at 21:37
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    $\begingroup$ Do you have the Suggestions Bar disabled? If not, that is what I would first suggest. If the issue still persists at this point I would reach out to tech support and see if they can help. $\endgroup$
    – ktm
    Dec 5, 2016 at 21:45
  • $\begingroup$ @user6014 Suggestions bar disabled does work. $\endgroup$
    – dearN
    Dec 6, 2016 at 12:35
  • $\begingroup$ @drN You mean it fixed the issue? If so I'd still send it into support so they can further investigate $\endgroup$
    – ktm
    Dec 6, 2016 at 12:50


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