I've been trying Mathematica 188.8.131.52 in Arch Linux x64 with poor results: very frequent crashes when using any WolframAlpha functions. The errors involve Java,
libc.so.6, and D-Bus. I've tried replacing MMa's Java with several others (both 32 and 64-bit) as follows:
Needs["JLink`"] ReinstallJava[CommandLine -> "/opt/jdk1.6.0_25/fastdebug/bin/java"]
but the crashes still occur, just with different error messages! I'm working with Wolfram on this, but I thought I'd get some input before I go distribution-hopping. I'm testing 184.108.40.206 in CentOS 5.7 (VirtualBox), and it seems stable, but I would really like to stick to a distribution with superior multimedia support and GNOME 3. What should I do?