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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Mathematica crashes X in Ubuntu

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10 and every time I try to start Mathematica, my Ubuntu session just crashes and I get thrown to the login screen. This also happens if I try to run Mathematica from another ...
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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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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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How to open notebooks in already running instances of the Front End on Linux? [duplicate]

On Windows and OS X, if Mathematica is already running, double clicking a notebook doesn't open a new Front End instance. Instead it will conveniently open the notebook in the already running ...
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Ugly font rendering (ubuntu 12, overrides system settings)

Mathematica 9 on Ubuntu 12 renders fonts very poorly. Text is readable, but it makes it very hard to concentrate on programming. Since smoothing on Ubuntu on low DPI screens isn't very good either, ...
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Is Mathematica compatible with primusrun?

I use Mathematica 9 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86 (64-bit). My computer has an Nvidia graphics card, for which I installed primus and ...
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Is there a way to get user input when running a script on a Linux terminal?

I have access to a node of a Linux cluster, on which Mathematica is installed. However, I do not have access to a Linux GUI. Typically I write and test Mathematica scripts on my Windows personal ...
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When exporting text, how can I set the line separator?

I want to export a string for a bash script. The terminal is naturally very picky when it comes down to the "\n\r" vs "\n", Windows vs. Linux, new line issue. How can I teach Mathematica to use "\n" ...
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Exporting graphics without X server

I have a Mathematica installation on a Linux server that is intended to be used for batch processing. Some of the things that will be processed will include rendering of graphics. However, if I use <...
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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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Writing/exporting files outside the Raspberry Pi home directory

When running Mathematica (v10) on my Raspberry Pi, I'd like to output an image file to a directory other than /home/pi. I understand that letting Mathematica write ...
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generating pdf using UseFrontEnd

I run mathematica on a remote server and run it in batch mode using /math -noprompt -script 'scriptname.m' & Now, I use ssh -X to connect to the server. The server is linux based and my computer ...
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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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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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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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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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Derivative of generating function (Example from documentation)

In the documentation for GeneratingFunction, the following example is given under Examples -> Properties & Relations -> Derivative: ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 no window focus on help browser

The help browser is not getting window focus when clicked on it. Clicking links or buttons in the help browser works without window focus, but copying code or typing in it doesn't. I can get window ...
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Difference between sub MathKernel and MathKernel

When I try to run Mathematica processes in parallel on a Linux based server, I see that my server allows 7 MathKernels and 28 sub MathKernels. I was wondering what the difference is and how I can take ...
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Exporting to quicktime in linux version?

In MMA (8.0.0/Linux), I tried to to create an animation using the command Export["s4s5mov.mov", listOfFigures] and got the output Doing a little research, one ...
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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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Installing Mathematica's package in Linux

I copied the package folder (ProPac, http://www.pages.drexel.edu/~hgk22/software/ProPac/ProPac.html) in $UserBaseDirectory/Applications in Linux mint. But when I ...
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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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ToExpression from commandline [duplicate]

I like to use Mathematica 8.0 from the commandline, then I just have to SSH in, no matter where I am, and go. I also like to do this without forwarding X, because that is slow and lags on my ...
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Defining conditional Notation rules

I am trying to define a notation rule so that for selected symbols subsripts will be equivalent to function parameters. My understanding of the docs suggests the following ...
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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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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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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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How to stop a .sh script that calls multiple Mathematica scripts?

When I press Ctrl + C in a linux console running a Mathematica script, it doesn't stop. Instead it brings a console where I am supposed to type either quit, or <...
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How to get CUDALink working on linux (Crunchbang Waldorf) with NVS 3100m

I am trying to get CUDALink working on my laptop. I am running Crunchbang "waldorf" which is based on Debian 7 "wheezy". I am a linux novice. The issue is that Mathematica can "see" the nVidia ...
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3D plots wrongly displayed when using GraphicsRow in Linux

I get an incorrect vertical offset in 3D plots when using GraphicsRow in Mathematica 9 (Linux - Ubuntu 12.04). When displayed by itself, the plot is fine. Here's an example: ...
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Why cant I open CDF's in the Chrome browser on Linux?

I have google chrome on ubuntu 13.04. Every time I try to run a CDF on wolframs website, I'm required to download the CDF first, and then open it in my computer, but when I was using windows it was ...
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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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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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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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webMathematica - MathLink linkname missing or malformed

I just installed webMathematica on Linux Debian + Tomcat7 + Mathematica 9.0. I'm getting this error web testing any example. HTTP 403 - MathLink linkname missing or malformed. The error is also ...
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Specifying shortcut without modifying KeyEventTranslations.tr

Until recently, I followed the suggestions(e.g., http://stackoverflow.com/questions/7327411/is-there-a-way-around-using-and-for-part-in-mathematica) to introduce some new shortcuts. However, I moved ...
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Mathlink compiling error MLPutReal32Array()

I have some c++ code I wrote in Windows that compiles and runs just fine. I was going to use it on a Linux machine but I am getting the error when I try to compile following the Makefile procedure ...
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MathLink Graphical Output (Plots) to File

In a custom Mathematica frontend based on MathLink I try to make use of plots produced in Notebooks. The idea is to write them to files whenever they get produced. According to C-code snippets I ...
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CDF Player crashes on start-up Ubuntu 12.04 LTE

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 ...
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Button labels in different platforms

if someone has Mathematica on a mac or a Linux system, could you please evaluate this code: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mathematica on Linux Ubuntu: antialiasing issue

I'm working on a webMathematica application using a linux server (Ubuntu 12.0.4 LTS) with Xtightvnc. Even though the system administrator has done all the possible to set the anti-alising features, we ...
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strange behavior when calling external linux command

My platform is Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10.1. When calling several external linux commands as the following: ...