Tag used to mark questions that specifically target Linux related aspects of Mathematica usage. This includes, but is not restricted to, its file system, installation issues, fonts, and running external programs.

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No font on axes in Plot3D graphics

I am running Mathematica on Linux (Raspbian to be exact), and it seems I am missing some Mathematica fonts: Is there a way to fix this?
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How to prevent a standalone kernel from opening windows?

I am trying to make Mathematica do some plots for me as a part of a script. I have a .m file that basically does Import[] on ...
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Changing system shell

What I'd like to do is to have a Mathematica script use some user-defined bash functions before scheduling some calculations on the results generated by by these functions. Since I have them written ...
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Manipulate (Linux version of Mathematica)

I'm runnning Mathematica 9 on Ubuntu 11.10. After installing CDF player I still have problem (most of time) with Manipulate. Only way I'm able to change value of a ...
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How to run external program in graphical mode

I can run system command from Mathematica with Run["command"]. But if the command starts windowed application then nothing ...
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Alt+Gr issue with Mathematica 7 on linux

I have the same issue as described in https://matteochinazzi.wordpress.com/2010/04/12/mathematica-alt-gr-issue-under-linux/ So basically whenever I use AltGr to write [ or ] in Mathematica, it ...
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Mathematica windows animation on Linux

Mathematica 10.4 is being nasty to my tiling window manager (Awesome wm). It works perfectly in GNOME, but it won't open any new windows under Awesome. On GNOME, every time I open a new window, they ...
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Front end displaying all lines as dashed lines [duplicate]

Bug introduced in 10.0.1 and fixed in 10.0.2 Recently I've installed Mathematica 10.0 on my Ubuntu 14.4 Now I have some problems with its front-end, in particular it shows all lines as dashed ones ...
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Can't open Mathematica on Linux Mint 17.3 KDE

Bug introduced in 10.4.0 I'm on Linux Mint 17.3 with KDE, and can't open Mathematica 10.4 It opens the activation key window, then it shows 'activation succesfull' and closes. running top shows ...
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Can one license be used on a dual-boot machine? [duplicate]

I am considering buying a new machine with two hard disks, and my plan is to have it dual boot, with Windows 10 in one disk, and Ubuntu in the other. If I buy a single license for Mathematica, can I ...
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Mathematica 10.4.0 hang on startup, killing WolframKernel fixes it

I just upgraded to Mathematica 10.4 (Site Home Use) on Ubuntu 15.10 (x86-64). After entering the activation key and clicking Activate, I got a message "Activation was successful", and then the window ...
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LibraryUnload fails

I can load my library, but I cannot unload it with LibraryUnload. I do have a ...
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What does GLTest do and what are the consequences of it failing

Antialiasing has never worked with 3D graphics in Mathematica on my linux machine. The solutions listed in the related topic don't work in my case. System specs: Mathematica 10.0.2.0, Xubuntu 15.10, ...
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Fraction shortcut does not work, KeyEventTranslations.tr gets ignored

The fraction shortcut is not working. Any change in my file KeyEventTranslations.tr in my directory ...
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Image3D does not give the distinctive blurry look, version 10 Linux

The help file for Image3D shows two examples, But when I try to execute this code on my system ("10.3.1 for Linux x86 (64-bit) (December 8, 2015)") I get the ...
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Getting CUDALink (Toolkit 7.5) to work on Linux, Mathematica 10.0.2, GTX750

I want to make use of some CUDA functionality on my machine. It is running Gentoo Linux (64bit), Mathematica 10.0.2 on an Intel Xeon E5-1620v3 with a Geforce GTX750. So everything on the hardware/OS ...
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Mathematica 10 on Ubuntu: Extremely slow input and random key inputs

I have some problems with my mathematica 10 on Ubuntu 12.04. First, the keyboard input is extremely slow. I press a key, and then the input comes with a delay. This makes typing very cumbersome. ...
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MathID changes after reboot on Linux

I recently installed Mathematica 10.3 on Arch Linux. I activated my license, and all seemed to be well, but when I reboot my computer, the MathID changes, and it shows that the software is not ...
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Paste[$\,$] does not paste the current system clipboard

As described in the documentation, the Paste function, Paste[] pastes the contents of the system clipboard in the input ...
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Possible bug of Exporting as HTMLFragment at Linux

This is the result of Mathematica 10.0.2 of Linux Version. There are two style inside one tag, and this fragment cannot be Imported as XML by Mathematica. This is the result of Mathematica 10.1 of ...
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Prevent 10.2 from creating “Wolfram Mathematica” directory on Linux

Since upgrading to version 10.2.0.0, every time I start the Mathematica front-end it creates a "Wolfram Mathematica" directory under my home directory. (It never seems to put anything in it.) Anybody ...
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1answer
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Install[] of working WSTP executable hangs, Mathematica 10.1, linux

I am trying to use WSTP to link to the addtwo.c function example that comes with Mathematica. I have compiled addtwo successfully (took an effort) and if I run it in the command line I can connect it ...
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Anti-aliasing not working in Mathematica 10.3 and XUbuntu

Bug introduced in 10.0.2 on XUbuntu persisting through 10.3 or later I'm running a fresh install of XUbuntu 14.04.3 LTS with an NVidia GeForce GTX 970. I have installed NVidia driver 352.63 and ...
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Anti-aliasing not working in Mathematica 10 and Linux

This issue appears to be fixed in version 10.1 While this works fine in version 9, in version 10.0 the Antialiasing setting has no visible effect any more I'm here on Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit ...
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Can Mathematica poll the dimensions of the individual monitors of its host computer?

The command SystemInformation["Devices", "ScreenInformation"] returns the screen area in the monitors connected to its host computer: ...
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Problem with exporting a plot with a legend to PDF

I've found a simple example that illustrates my problem: ContourPlot[x^2 - 1 == y, {x, -1, 1}, {y, -1, 1}, PlotLegends -> "Expressions"] When I try to export ...
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Mathematica, MKL_NUM_THREADS, and GNU/Linux Process Limits

I am using Mathematica 10.3 on a large GNU/Linux system (CentOS 6.6) with 40 processors and 250 GB of RAM. It is a delight to watch it chew through linear algebra problems using all the processors. ...
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Problems with Fedora 22 and Mathematica 10.2/10.3

I'm using Fedora 22 Linux distribution and since I switched to Mathematica 10.2 I'm experiencing some very weird behavior of the frontend. From time to time, the frontend would freenze for a few ...
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Random “silent” crash when running a math kernel in terminal for a long time

I sometimes use Mathematica to run very long calculations in the terminal (Debian). To do this I use the command: math -script (filename) Now after several hours ...
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RunProcess and SystemShell - some built in commands don't work?

I'm running a zsh shell: $SystemShell = "/bin/zsh" My problem is that some basic system-level commands don't work in ...
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Confused by result of MoonPosition when running on Linux [closed]

I've just switched from Windows to Linux and am running Mathematica 10.1 on Ubuntu 14.04. MoonPosition[] Gives me: ...
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Mathematica's GUI menus look bad on Linux

I installed Mathemaica on Arch Linux several days ago. Everything is well, except for the fact that menus in the GUI look real bad. I have things set up in a way that Qt apps (such as Mathematica) ...
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Wolfram Workbench 2.0 on Xubuntu 14.04 LTS trusty

I'm trying to install Wolfram Workbench on Xubuntu 14.04 but the apptication doesn't start. Knowing that WWb is a 32 bit application, I installed the i386 requrements: ...
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Front End does not respond to keys (version 10.2, Linux)

I was often complaining about the front end performance under Linux, but it seems I could pin down a very critical issue. I made a screen-cast that shows how to reproduce the issue Screen-cast on ...
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How to increase the font size used in Mathematica menus

The text used in the Front End menus is too small on my Linux computer. I want to increase its size. How can I do it? I have Mathematica 10.
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Ctrl + Shift + 6 produces some weird symbol instead of power

I'm trying to configure the Ctrl+^ shortcut to produce Superscript instead of Power as described here, but for some reason I ...
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Different performance in different Linux distributions

On my machine I have both Debian and Ubuntu installed. Because I'm going to move everything to Debian, I just installed Mathematica there. My concern is about the different results of ...
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Handwriting on Mathematica Linux [closed]

I saw this wonderful article on handwriting in Mathematica and I wanted to ask if it is possible to have similar functionality on Linux.
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How to set icon for Mathematica in Ubuntu Linux?

I installed Mathematica 9 and 10 on Ubuntu Linux 14.04 with Unity. How to set icons for them? At the moment they show up as gray squares with a question mark in it on the dock.
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Installing RLink on Linux

I'm trying to install RLink here. Needs["RLink`"] InstallR[] After downloading it throws an error: ...
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Open file menu bug with ubuntu dark theme

I'm using Mathematica on a Ubuntu with a dark theme. When I click on the open file menu option, it shows up with a white background and white letters. I can only see something if the folder or file is ...
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Mathematica script file in Linux - how to export PDF file and close kernel?

tmp.m file: tmp = Table[RandomReal[], {3}, {4}] Export["test.xlsx", tmp] Quit[] Then ...
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Fraction shortcut not working, giving strange spacing character on german keyboard

So usually when you want to enter a fraction in Mathematica, you can do so by pressing "Ctrl+/". If you are on laptop with a german keyboard however, you will have to press "Ctrl+Shift+/" since you ...
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CUDALink not working on Linux-64 and Asus GTX460

On my hardware I have a CUDA enabled video card an ASUS GTX460, yet Mathematica does not seem to recognize this. I have: CUDA Toolkit 4.1 CUDA SDK 4.0 NVIDIA Driver 295.49 on Sabayon Linux 64 ...
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Frontend of 10.2 Really Slow / Dropping Input

I just updated from 10.0.1 to 10.2 in the hopes that it would fix an infuriating intermittent crashing issue and the frontend seems top be way slower and sometimes freezes for about a second dropping ...
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WSTP broken by upgrade to 10.0.1?

Bug introduced v10.0.1 and fixed in 10.0.2 Everything was working fine with WSTP (the successor to MathLink) in 10.0.0. But I upgraded to 10.0.1 today and now I can't compile either my programs (I'...
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Is ? and Information equivalent? Are they the same in Linux and Windows? [duplicate]

Both in V10.2: Windows Linux So is ? not the same as Information? But in the help files, it looks like ...
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Incorrect Display on Linux (+HiDPI)

I have Linux on a HiDPI laptop, and after first installing Mathematica, the default font size is far too small: After searching for a few solutions, this can be fixed by either changing the ...
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Version 10.2, key shortcuts for matching brackets do not work?

Bug introduced in 10.2 System: Linux Once updated to 10.2, my Alt+} and Alt+) do not return a pair of brackets but a single right one, as if Alt is not pressed. Alt+] still works.