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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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 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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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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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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Graphics3D flickers in Mathematica 10 and Linux

Note: Fixed in version 10.0.2. Bug present in version 10.0.0. 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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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: ...
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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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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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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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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 ...