Re: Running 3.0 remotely
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- Subject: [mg13712] Re: Running 3.0 remotely
- From: "P.J. Hinton" <paulh>
- Date: Wed, 19 Aug 1998 01:38:06 -0400
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On 14 Aug 1998, Joel Cannon wrote: > Can someone tell me how to run mathematica 3.0 remotely (or if it is > possible)? I am visiting > a school which has mathematica on a couple of computers but not on any > in my area. I have been unable to run mathematica on the remote > machines (it doesn't find the fonts it needs) but have run it > successfully using a small xterm. > > Can the fonts be loaded on clients without violating the license? The fonts need to be in a directory that resides on the font path of the X server of the machine where you are actually sitting. Section 4.5 of the Mathematica 3.0 System Administrator's Guide addresses the issues of fonts under X Window. Subsection 4.5.5 seems to indicate that a local installation of fonts is permissible if it is for the purposes of displaying an X client running remotely on another host. However, you can also avoid the local installation through the use of a font server. See Chapter 6 of the _X Window System User's Guide_ by Valerie Quercia and Tim O'Reilly (ISBN 1-56592-015-5) for a good discussion of how to handle fonts under X. -- P.J. Hinton Mathematica Programming Group paulh at wolfram.com Wolfram Research, Inc. http://www.wolfram.com/~paulh/ Disclaimer: Opinions expressed herein are those of the author alone.