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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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Why did the Mathematica installer delete all my files?

Obviously, this is a bad bug that occurs on Linux when the documentation installation process is interrupted in a bad place. For now, we have pulled the installer from the user portal. We think we ...
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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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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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Mathematica on android phone

There is a Mathematica build for Raspberry Pi OS. In essence that is a version of Mathematica for Debian OS on ARM platform. I can verify that the following works: Install Debian on Android using ...
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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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Connecting Mathematica on Windows to a kernel running on WSL

It turns out that while figuring out the solution is hard (way too little documentation, and what documentation exists dates to around 2006), the solution itself is easy. As such I'm documenting the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Evaluate expressions within Vim

This package provides Vim-Mathematica integration: http://library.wolfram.com/infocenter/MathSource/2584/ Quoting from the package description: This is a Mathematica front end built into Vim, which ...
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On comparable hardware, is Mathematica known to perform better in one operating system over the others?

Mathematica comes with a <<Benchmarking` package that let's you perform a benchmark of your computer. In the resulting report, you find how you compare to ...
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Qt plugins in Mathematica 12.1

As suggested in the comments, I got in touch with Wolfram support. After a couple of iterations, we found out that the problem was solved by adding a new environment variable: ...
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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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How to customise the appearance of the menubar and scrollbar on Linux?

Thanks to @ihojnicki, this is in fact possible. Since the frontend looks in ~/.Mathematica/FrontEnd/frontend.css for custom Qt CSS, we can write our own to change ...
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Linux’s Bash shell in Windows 10 and mathematica

As we also know from a number of sources, bash-over-windows-10 is in beta, not yet feature complete, and it is not really meant to interface with Windows apps at the moment. If you can get a command ...
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Changing system shell

There is no obligation to use the $SystemShell symbol. It does not have any special meaning and one could just as well do ...
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No font on axes in Plot3D graphics

Just to save visitors from having to click through to other sites, the issue here is that the default color depth for Raspbian (the Raspberry Pi flavor of Linux) is 16 bit, and Mathematica expects 24 ...
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How to customize the appearance of the taskbar window?

I am not aware of any public interface to change this but you can play with: ...
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Will an Ubuntu distro in place upgrade disrupt my Mathematica installation?

I've upgraded 14.04 → 16.04, then 16.04 → 18.04 without issue. In the case of genuine system reinstallations, technical support have responded within 24 hours, during which time I'm usually ...
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How to initiate Mathematica by double-clicking .nb file in Linux (with gnome desktop environment)?

I found and copied the file wolfram-mathematica12.desktop in the Mathematica installation directory ...
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Opening a notebook in an existing instance by double clicking the file (Linux)

I created a script MathematicaSingleInstance in /usr/local/bin that refers to ...
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Unmodified Clipboard content

For completion here is how you do it in linux. Import["!xsel --clipboard","Text"]
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Can Mathematica act like a web server?

I use a ProcessObject wrapper to python's SimpleHTTPServer. In many way it's similar to this. The code is like 25 lines long or something. The basic function is ...
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