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I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask this, if not, please redirect me. I am trying to get Mathematica's CDF player running on Ubuntu 12.04 LTE (Precise Pangolin). This should be fairly standard and non-problematic. However, the CDF player keeps on crashing right after start-up. I Googled this and couldn't find any related thread.

EDIT: here is a terminal output of what is going on:

screenshot of terminal window

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Does only the player crash or is the xserver crashing too? More specific: after the crash, is only the Mathematica Player window closed or are you back at the Ubuntu login screen? –  halirutan Apr 24 '13 at 8:05
    
Can you start the CDF player from the command line (ie. in a terminal) and paste the output, if any? This way we might be able to see what's going on. –  mgm Apr 24 '13 at 8:11
    
@halirutan only the CDF player window closes –  lomppi Apr 24 '13 at 8:21
    
@mag I just made an update to the post –  lomppi Apr 24 '13 at 8:25
    
You should check that you have the GLX extension (mesa libraries) installed in your system. Which distribution are you using? –  mgm Apr 24 '13 at 8:27
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you should check the GLX extensions (and the mesa libraries) of your X server.

Also, given the laptop you are using, I would definitely decide, if you have the version with 2 graphic cards, which one you want to use and configure X (and the GLX extensions) for that. I would suggest the Radeon one.

PS: noted as answer, while answer was given in comments, at Sebastian's request. :)

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