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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Keyboard issues with Mathematica 9.0.1 for Linux

After working for a while with Manipulate function and increasing the number of variables to be manipulated, keyboard stops working properly in the Notebook. It ...
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Graphics3D flickers in Mathematica 10 and Linux

In the official Mathematica version 10.0, I get a very weird behavior when I try to rotate a 3d graphics The moment I click on the graphics to drag it, it seems like it zooms the whole graphics ...
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Anti-aliasing not working in Mathematica 10 and Linux

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 with Gnome 3.4.2 and an NVidia GeForce GTX 590 with ...
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Gnome wants to kill Mathematica 10 during selection

I am using Linux (CentOS, Gnome 3.8.4) and I suspect this is an OS dependent problem. When I input some text, and use mouse to select the text as follows: First press the mouse left button, keep ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Installing RLink on Linux

I'm trying to install RLink here. Needs["RLink`"] InstallR[] After downloading it throws an error: ...
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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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How to transfer my Mathematica Student licence from Linux to windows [closed]

I would like to ask if it is possible to transfer my windows licence to linux. I have already filled out system transfer form, but in the list of downloadable software I can see only windows version. ...
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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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Error in CUDALink installation? SystemInformation[] does not report version number

I am using Mathematica 9.0.1.0 for linux, on Crunchbang "Waldorf" (Debian 7). Video card is nVidia NVS 3100m. CUDA version is 5.5, and video drivers are 331.49 as installed by smxi. My issue is ...
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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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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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When running Mathematica from a Linux terminal, how can I prevent a script from terminating upon logout?

I am running Mathematica on a remote Linux cluster, by the terminal, using the math command. (I do not have access to a terminal GUI. For example, when I type the ...
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Play in Linux causes mathematica to freeze

It seems that when I run Play in Mathematica, something as basic as Play[Sin[440 * 2 π * t], {t, 0, 1}] the output generates ...
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Opening a context menu (with the Menu key)

Is it by any chance possible to make the Menu key work as one would expect in Mathematica: opening a context menu? The Menu key does nothing in version 7 or 8 on Windows.
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Mathematica cannot find CUDA driver

I have successfully installed CUDA 5.0 on my Ubuntu 12.10, with driver 304.54, toolkit and samples. Running deviceQuery gives me a successful output: ...
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Using ImageCapture to access a USB webcam in linux

Is it possible to access a USB webcam through Mathmatica on Linux? When I run ImageCapture[] I get the following output ...
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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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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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Error when trying to run Mathematica 9 on Ubuntu 12.04 from the command line

When I type : mathematica or math on terminal, generates following error: ...
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Will Mathematica install and run on Raspberry Pi computer?

My club is considering buying a Raspberry Pi computer for tinkering. Can Mathematica be installed on and ran from it?
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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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Run FileSystem Remotely and Front End/Kernel Locally

Is there a way to run both the front end(& kernel) locally while the having Mathematica's filesystem(inode's at minimum) reference another os's filesystem? For example currently I run ...
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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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Why does Mathematica stop when run in the background in command line mode?

If I try to start a Mathematica script in the background from the command line, like this: math -script someFile.m & then the process gets automatically ...
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Mathematica9 linux version crash, how to fix it?

Ubuntu 12.04 x86_64 kernel 3.2.0-35-generic Mathematica 9 linux version (x86_64) crashes with errors: X Error of failed request: BadGC (invalid GC parameter) Major opcode of failed request: ...
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Image of input and output cells is not exported correctly

Wolfram Blog uses PNG images to display input and output cells in a notebook. For example, the following is an image from Samuel Chen's post: I should be able to produce a similar image by ...
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How can I run MUnit tests outside of Workbench under Linux?

I would like to run MUnit tests from the command line. On Mac OS, I can do this: ...
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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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After modifying expression, new result doesn't replace old one

After I modify and re-evaluate an expression, the new result doesn't replace the old one. Rather, what happens is that the old result gets pushed down and Mathematica displays the current result at ...
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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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Reinstalling Mathematica home edition with new linux distro

I bought Mathematica home edition and installed it under Ubuntu. During an Ubuntu upgrade the power went out and wrecked the process. I installed Linux Mate Debian Edition and tried to reinstall ...
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How can I access Mathematica kernel for WebMathematica in Linux(Ubuntu 12.04)

I have been working in webMathematica with Application server(Geronimo 3.0.1) in windows, It was working fine. Recently I have changed to Linux(ubuntu 12.04). I ...
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webMathematica on Linux

I have been using Mathematica and webMathematica (with application server) in Windows and it was working fine. Recently we changed to Linux, so I have to install both Mathematica and webMathematica ...
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Using NotebookDirectory in batch-mode

I am running Mathematica via the terminal (Linux) and my .m-script contains the command: ...
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Exporting twice crashes Mathematica on Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity

I'm trying to work out if it's a Mathematica, Ubuntu or setup specific bug. I've asked some colleagues to try it on other Linuxes. This also crashes on OS X with Mathematica 8.0 and fails with 9.0, ...
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Troubleshooting duplicated plots [closed]

Everytime I draw a plot (I tried in many different ways and the result is always the same) using the kernel I get it twice. The one I want and a copy. I tried, for example, with this code: ...
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Light syntax parser for Mathematica?

My netbook is too slow to install Mathematica. I'm not set against working in a text editor, but I like having an automated highlighting/formatting environment; can anyone recommend a good gedit ...
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Manipulate slider unresponsive after suspend in Linux

I've tested Linux Mathematica versions 7-9 on various Linux distributions, with identical problem: after suspend/resume cycle my Manipulate controls (i.e. sliders&buttons) appear unresponsive, ...
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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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Autocomplete not working on Mma9 on Linux

I started using Mathematica 9 on Ubuntu 12.10 and, sometimes, autocomplete doesn't work. The suggestions window shows up for just a fraction of second, and quickly disappears. Do you have any idea on ...
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Can not launch Mathematica 8 on Lubuntu

I am trying to launch Wolfram Mathematica 8 Home Edition. The installation itself occurred without a hitch. Note: "..." indicates my machine name, username, etc. Linux Version ...$ uname -a Linux ...
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How to prevent the welcome screen from showing up after I close my last notebook? (Ubuntu 11.10, MMA 8.0.4.0)

I would like to prevent the welcome screen from showing up after I close my last notebook. This is not an issue on my Windows machine, so I suspect it is system dependent. I am running Ubuntu 11.10. ...
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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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Possible bug in v9.0 Rest[] function

Just to be clear, this all works perfectly in v8.0.4.0. It only fails me in v9.0. I use 64-bit Linux, 64-bit versions of Mathematica, and I have 16GB of RAM. I have a data file formatted as ...
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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 ...