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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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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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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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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Why PlotStyle->Dashed make everything dashed?

Bug introduced in 10.0.1 and fixed in 10.0.2 -- appears to affect Linux only. It has been really strange for me. I am not sure it's regression after v10.0.1, or something went wrong with my system. ...
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Which Mathematica files may be deleted to save space

After installation Mathematica 8 for Linux takes more than 3GB in the /usr/local/Wolfram/ directory. I suspect that not all of it is relevant if I want to do some occasional computations. Are there ...
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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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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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Greek variables in 10.0.1

Bug introduced in 10.0.1 and fixed in 10.0.2 10.0.1 under Ubuntu 12.04 x64 .... Does everybody get greek variables emboldened? Is anybody aware of how to revert to previous normal display? The ...
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WSTP broken by upgrade to 10.0.1?

Bug introduced v10.0.1, fixed 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've ...
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Opening a notebook from command line in an existing front end instance

I am using Linux, and I would like to be able to programmatically open notebooks in a running Mathematica instance from the command line. Currently, doing something like ...
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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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Simultaneously running the same .m file with different inputs

I have my Mathematica code in a .m file and I run it from the command line with some parameters. I was wondering, if there is no overlap in input and output files, ...
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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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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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2answers
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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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1answer
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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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Installing RLink on Linux

I'm trying to install RLink here. Needs["RLink`"] InstallR[] After downloading it throws an error: ...
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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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1answer
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Emacs key bind on Mathematica Linux

This might not be Mathematica specific question but if there is anyone who can use Emacs keybind on Ubuntu Linux, would you share how you realize it? I'm using Mathematica student edition both on ...
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Keyboard issues with Mathematica 9.0.1 for Linux [closed]

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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1answer
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Exporting Cyrillics in PDF on Linux

I'm using Mathematica from Ubuntu. I need a normal font to display cyrillics inside PDFs. Any default font is very ugly, letters are too close together: ...
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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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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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Wrong font selection for some characters in Mathematica 10 for Linux

I've just started using Mathematica 10 on Linux and have immediately run into problems with the fonts. Fonts on Linux are always a headache, but I had managed to find a reasonable one in "Century ...
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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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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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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.
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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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1answer
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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 print $\odot$ without it being cropped? (\[CircleDot] symbol)

Preamble: In some applications (astronomy, cosmology, etc), it is useful to measure things in solar quantities, say distances in $R_\odot$ or masses in $M_\odot$, and so on. Now and then I see ...
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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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Trying to extract information from an MDB file. Import is too slow

I am running a Linux box and as usual the documentation for this type of box is not great. I am trying to open up and extract and possibly include later on information from a "mdb" file. The file ...
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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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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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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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Extra spaces when exporting strings into pdf (bug, linux)

Rationale: Imagine you would like to create a publication quality figure in Mathematica, from under Linux. Naturally, it will contain text/labels. Problem: Here is a simple string ...
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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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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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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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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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Is It Safe to Remove the Documentation Notebooks?

I am running Mathematica 10 on linux and noted that the directories containing Mathematica's documentation come to over 3GB. Am I safe to delete these directories without affecting how Mathematica ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...