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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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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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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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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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 /opt/Wolfram/Mathematica/8....
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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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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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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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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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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 (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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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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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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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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Installing RLink on Linux

I'm trying to install RLink here. Needs["RLink`"] InstallR[] After downloading it throws an error: ...
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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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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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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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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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Using NotebookDirectory in batch-mode

I am running Mathematica via the terminal (Linux) and my .m-script contains the command: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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LibraryUnload fails

I can load my library, but I cannot unload it with LibraryUnload. I do have a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...