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Can't launch Mathematica 11 on Fedora 29

I had same problem on different Linux. I will show what I did. This is a known issue. see https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/57948 Problems with fontconfig and Mathematica. The following error is ...
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Prevent 10.2 from creating "Wolfram Mathematica" directory on Linux

The "Wolfram Mathematica" directory is created automatically by the front-end and is located in $UserDocumentsDirectory. It is the default directory to save new ...
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WSTP broken by upgrade to 10.0.1?

Under Linux the WSTP shared libraries that ship with Mathematica 10.0.1 for both 64 and 32 bit (libWSTP64i4.so and libWSTP32i4.so...
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Evaluate expressions within Vim

I put together my own solution using VimScript and the Mathematica script interface. This works for Linux; for other OSs modify as necessary. First we create a file, say ...
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Install Mathematica 11.3 on 32bit Lubuntu 18.04 not work default to 64bit version

As of version 11.3.0, support for 32-bit Linux has been discontinued. Only 64-bit Linux is supported, and the system requirements page has now been updated to reflect that http://www.wolfram.com/...
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How to print $\odot$ without it being cropped? (\[CircleDot] symbol)

The circle is not cropped when used in a Subscript: Subscript["M", "⊙"] Thus, by using this answer you can easily do: <...
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Opacity in Mathematica 12.1 not working properly

I contacted Wolfram, and they told me another workaround that doesn't require using the -mesa option (which removes antialiasing and is slow since it renders on the CPU). You can use ...
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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)

Update: Mathematica 10 seems to have resolved this issue, via the "Always Exit after closing last window" option in Preferences->Interface. David, it looks like they actually listened to your ...
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Switch actions of Shift+Enter and Enter in notebook interface?

Using Autohotkey the following works pretty well. ...
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Wrong font selection for some characters in Mathematica 10 for Linux

The answer to this question is inspired by @DBM answering on a related issue: How to write plain Greek in a text cell I had a similiar problem, in summary: I use Style["Some text with greek letters",...
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Why PlotStyle->Dashed make everything dashed?

I am having a same problem on Linux, Mathematica 10.0.01. My "solution" (if you are looking for it?) for dashing of the frame was to specify each frame part individually: ...
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Prevent 10.2 from creating "Wolfram Mathematica" directory on Linux

Indeed this is annoying. In my ~/.Mathematica/Kernel/init.m I have placed this removal code: ...
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How to uninstall Mathematica in Linux

You can get the uninstall instructions here. It is mentioned that you need to delete the install directory and two other directories. You could just delete the directory that you have installed ...
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How to activate Mathematica through remote license server from command line?

I believe the easiest way is to just edit the mathpass file to contain a line that has !server, where ...
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Switch actions of Shift+Enter and Enter in notebook interface?

This piece of code should do the trick. It takes effect immediately. ...
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RunProcess and SystemShell - some built in commands don't work?

I am able to use both, RunProcess and StartProcess, to execute a built-in shell command. At least it works for me on OSX, with ...
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Why PlotStyle->Dashed make everything dashed?

I'm expanding my comment to show I get the same problem, on V10.0.1 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I can also repeat it like this: ...
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Switch actions of Shift+Enter and Enter in notebook interface?

First move KeyEventTranslations.tr file to your $UserBaseDirectory in order to not damage installation files. (Rebinding keys to ...
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Anti-aliasing not working in Mathematica 10 and Linux

I had to modify the /usr/local/bin/mathematica script to fix 3D antialiasing. It seems that the GLTest script fails and as a ...
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Gnome wants to kill Mathematica 10 during selection

I was having kind of the same problem. I didn't had an error dialog like you and for me, the issue appeared when I rotated 3d graphics. When I did this, after a second or two, the notebook window ...
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Version 10.2, key shortcuts for matching brackets do not work?

If you add this to your KeyEventTranslations.tr file it works on Linux (I only tested english keyboard layout): ...
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RunProcess and SystemShell - some built in commands don't work?

RunProcess can only run commands that are separate binaries, and commands like source and ...
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Image3D does not give the distinctive blurry look, version 10 Linux

It looks like you can do this using the Method option in Image3D. ...
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Unmodified Clipboard content

The following works for Windows borrowed mostly from here. ...
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Can't open Mathematica on Linux Mint 17.3 KDE

This is a known bug in Mathematica 10.4.0 which will be addressed in the upcoming bugfix release. The cause is a race condition which will not generally occur on every launch, so one possible ...
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Slow front end Mathematica 11.0.1 on linux

I have experienced this (with M11 on a KDE-based Linux). This will sound ridiculous, but try copying any piece of text (need not be from within Mathematica) to the clipboard. Mathematica immediately ...
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WolframScript on Manjaro Linux

The mathematica PKGBUILD in the AUR requires the installer to be placed in the same directory as the PKGBUILD: ...
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Opacity in Mathematica 12.1 not working properly

I was able to fix the Opacity issue in Manjaro KDE (Kernel: 5.4.40-1) going to the Option Inspector to modify the settings for: Graphics Options > RenderingOptions > "Graphics3DRenderingEngine" to ...
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Kernel starts up very slowly on Linux

I don’t know if the problem you encountered is the same as the problem described in this post. If the same, you need to disable automatic updates. This failure is caused by the paclet update system. ...
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Strange behaviour of "Ctrl+." (ExpandSelection)

Solved it. In case someone runs into the same issue in the future, I'll describe here what I've done. By typing Ctrl+. in Gedit, I found out this shortcut launches ...
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