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Re: Problems with Mathmetica and Solaris2.4

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  • Subject: [mg2329] Re: Problems with Mathmetica and Solaris2.4
  • From: dhart at (Dave Hart)
  • Date: Tue, 24 Oct 1995 02:15:21 -0400
  • Organization: Stat/Math Center

In article <DGMp0p.HMw at>, ed at (Eric Doutreleau) writes:
|> Well i have just installed the last version of Mathematica for Solaris2.4
|> and i got the following problems.
|> I would like to launch mathematica ( the X front end) on a remote X display.
|> I set up correctly the variable DISPLAY and the authorization on the 
|> local X server. ( Indeed I can launch an xterm)
|> but when i run mathematica i always got the following messages
|> XMathematica: can't open display, exiting...

I've seen this happen, but work ok when the display variable referred 
to the local X server's _number_ rather than its name.  (Since I wanted 
to preserve the limited number of expensive licenses for the workstations 
in the lab, I called it a feature :)

David Hart    <>
Center for Statistical and Mathematical Computing
Indiana University          Bloomington, IN 47405

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