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Re: Mathematica 2.2 KeySym, NumberTheory, & mod

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  • Subject: [mg688] Re: Mathematica 2.2 KeySym, NumberTheory, & mod
  • From: rak at canon.co.uk (Richard Kirk)
  • Date: Mon, 10 Apr 1995 09:25:15 GMT

allen at cumbres.bio.nau.edu (Allen Sonafrank) writes:

>We're running Mathematica 2.2 for the X Window System, on Sun SPARCstations
>running Solaris 2.3.

>1)  When Mathematica is invoked using the X front end, it produces a stream
>    of messages probably related to X Motif key definitions.  Here are
>    the first few:

>% mathematica
>Warning: translation table syntax error: Unknown keysym name: osfActivate
>Warning: ... found while parsing ':<Key>osfActivate:ManagerParentActivate()'
>Warning: translation table syntax error: Unknown keysym name: osfCancel
>Warning: ... found while parsing ':<Key>osfCancel:ManagerParentCancel()'
>Warning: translation table syntax error: Unknown keysym name: osfSelect
>Warning: ... found while parsing ':<Key>osfSelect:ManagerGadgetSelect()'
>Warning: translation table syntax error: Unknown keysym name: osfHelp

>    The messages go on and on.  Near as I can tell, there is no KeySym
>    file with the Mathematica distribution.  The messages seem
>    innocuous but are very annoying.  Any ideas on how to fix the
>    problem, or at least get rid of the messages?

This sounds very familiar.  I suspect some part of the installation
software assumes the X libraries are in their default positions despite
the installation software prompting for them.  Looking back through my 
notes I find...

		fix: deleted ~/.math22prefs.mb 24/8/94.
		fix: linked /usr/libs/X11 -> /apps/X11/lib/X11
		Sun patch 100444
		fix: moved to xwindows.

The last line was because I was running OpenWindows instead of X-windows.
I had some strange problems with saving files on OpenWindows which we never 
got to the bottom of.  Going to real X-windows helped.  Putting in the 
link to make the X libraries appear in their normal positions, and
presto, you have your KeySymxxxx again.

The Sun patch will probably be there on your current bersion of software.
I'm not sure where the .math22perfs.mb file came from in the first place
but if you get rid of it, a fresh one will appear.

Hope you get an intelligent reply from someone who knows what they're
up to instead of just banging it 'till it works.




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Richard Kirk                      01483-448869 (phone)  01483-448845 (fax)
Canon Research Europe Ltd,                              rak at canon.co.uk




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