Maxima version: 5.17.1
Maxima build date: 14:9 7/13/2009
host type: i686-pc-linux-gnu
lisp-implementation-type: GNU Common Lisp (GCL)
lisp-implementation-version: GCL 2.6.7
Clicking on the first example in the tutorial results in:
%i2) Universal error handler called recursively (:ERROR NIL
Universal error handler called recursively (:ERROR NIL
"" "Couldn't protect")
Maxima encountered a Lisp error:
Error in CONDITIONS::CLCS-UNIVERSAL-ERROR-HANDLER [or a callee]: Caught fatal error [memory may be damaged]
To reenable the Lisp debugger set *debugger-hook* to nil.
Other simple tasks deliver similar error messages. Wxmaxima also gives similar results.
This appears to be a problem introduced with Ubuntu 9.10. I didn't have a problem with 9.04. I removed and re-installed maxima and got the same results.