David, Thanks for the explanations. I am forwarding this to the development list to see if anyone has an idea of the best solution.

Scott On Wed, Sep 4, 2013 at 3:09 PM, David R. José <c1b...@hotmail.com> wrote: > Scott, > The first thing I tried was creating a copy of wxmaxima.exe with the name of > maxima.exe. Selecting Maxima at the CAS menu in Math mode opened Maxima, > that froze with the following message: "wxMaxima could not find Maxima! > Please configure wxMaxima with 'Edit->Configure'. Then start maxima with > 'Maxima->Restart Maxima'. > At the Configure menu, "Maxima Program" path points to the .bat previously > mentioned. Opening the .bat file opens a console (which I have no idea what > it's for), and waits for input commands. From there on, no idea. > This the farthest point to which my knowledge goes... and where I decided to > try Mathematica out. > > David > >> Date: Wed, 4 Sep 2013 14:46:48 -0400 > >> Subject: Re: LyX + CAS >> From: skost...@princeton.edu >> To: c1b...@hotmail.com >> CC: lyx-users@lists.lyx.org >> >> Good work debugging, David. >> >> As I said, I don't use Windows, but if this problem occurred under >> Linux the first thing I would try is to create a symlink (perhaps in >> Windows this is similar to a "shortcut"?) for "maxima.exe", which >> points to wxMaxima.exe. Does that work? >> >> If that does not work, the next thing I would try (on Linux) is to >> create a script called "maxima.exe" which runs wxMaxima.exe with the >> same arguments and pipes it was passed. On Windows perhaps a batch >> file called "maxima.exe" could do this? But then again, I think >> Windows pays close attention to suffixes in which case batch files >> must end in ".bat" so this would not work? >> >> I suppose neither of these would work if you don't have Administrator >> privileges though? >> >> Scott >> >> On Wed, Sep 4, 2013 at 2:35 PM, David R. José <c1b...@hotmail.com> wrote: >> > Scott, thanks to you I've found the trick. >> > Never realized I could find the issue viewing the Messages log :) >> > For those out there who are having the same issue: there is no solution. >> > LyX tries to find the CAS_names.exe at the pointed dir. >> > Since Maxima runs in Windows as wxMaxima.exe through a .bat file, there >> > is >> > simply no way to do it. >> > I also failed to do the same with Maple. >> > But it worked with Mathematica :) >> > Mathematica 9 has a Mathematica.exe, which indeed IS the very core. >> > So, just point to, (usually, under win7) "C:\Program Files\Wolfram >> > Research\Mathematica\9.0\" at "Path prefix" under Tools -> Preferences >> > -> >> > Paths. Save it and CAS -> Mathematica should work fine ;) >> > >> >> Date: Wed, 4 Sep 2013 12:11:09 -0400 >> >> Subject: Re: LyX + CAS >> >> From: skost...@princeton.edu >> >> To: c1b...@hotmail.com >> >> CC: lyx-users@lists.lyx.org >> > >> >> >> >> On Wed, Sep 4, 2013 at 10:24 AM, David R. José <c1b...@hotmail.com> >> >> wrote: >> >> > Hello. >> >> > I've been having trouble in pairing LyX and a CAS. >> >> > While trying to use Maxima and Maple, I've added the address (eg: >> >> > c:\maxima\) where the .exe is to the "Path prefix" under Tools -> >> >> > Preferences -> Paths. >> >> > Still no results in even solving a simple 2+2 in Math mode. All I get >> >> > is >> >> > a >> >> > equal sign with an empty space beside it. >> >> > LyX 2.0.6 >> >> > wxMaxima 12.04.0 >> >> > Maple 16 >> >> > Win 7 x64 SP1 >> >> > >> >> > Has someone successfully paired LyX and a CAS in Windows? >> >> > Any help on what or where my problem is at? >> >> >> >> I do not have Windows. But you could try seeing if View > Messages >> >> provides some useful output. >> >> >> >> Scott