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 standard and non-problematic. However, the CDF player keeps on crashing right after start-up. I Googled this and couldn't find any related thread.

EDIT: here is a terminal output of what is going on:

screenshot of terminal window

  • $\begingroup$ Does only the player crash or is the xserver crashing too? More specific: after the crash, is only the Mathematica Player window closed or are you back at the Ubuntu login screen? $\endgroup$ – halirutan Apr 24 '13 at 8:05
  • $\begingroup$ Can you start the CDF player from the command line (ie. in a terminal) and paste the output, if any? This way we might be able to see what's going on. $\endgroup$ – mgm Apr 24 '13 at 8:11
  • $\begingroup$ @halirutan only the CDF player window closes $\endgroup$ – seb Apr 24 '13 at 8:21
  • $\begingroup$ @mag I just made an update to the post $\endgroup$ – seb Apr 24 '13 at 8:25
  • $\begingroup$ You should check that you have the GLX extension (mesa libraries) installed in your system. Which distribution are you using? $\endgroup$ – mgm Apr 24 '13 at 8:27

you should check the GLX extensions (and the mesa libraries) of your X server.

Also, given the laptop you are using, I would definitely decide, if you have the version with 2 graphic cards, which one you want to use and configure X (and the GLX extensions) for that. I would suggest the Radeon one.

PS: noted as answer, while answer was given in comments, at Sebastian's request. :)


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