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Re: Mathematica on Linux using KDE

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  • Subject: [mg21534] Re: Mathematica on Linux using KDE
  • From: "W.W. Sampson" <w.sampson at>
  • Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2000 02:43:52 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: Department of Paper Science, UMIST
  • References: <85i0c6$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at


This response may seem trivial, however, it's worked for 
a few people. The problem can occur if `Num Lock' 
or `Scroll Lock' are on. 


Kevin Gross wrote:
> I'm having a problem with the notebook interface in X using KDE.  Sometimes
> when I'm working in a notebook, the mouse pointer turns into a hand.  When
> the pointer is a hand, I cannot:
>  1) open or close a cell
>  2) highlight text
>  3) move the position of the curser via pointing and clicking
>  4) etc...
> In fact, the only thing i can do when I have this hand pointer is scroll the
> text up and down and click on menu items.  The only way I know how to
> temporarily fix the problem is to restart the X server.  Of course,
> regardless of what I'm doing in Mathematica and after some random amount of
> time, the hand pointer reappears.  Is this a known problem? Is there a known
> fix or workaround?
> I'm using Mathematica 4.0.1 on Corel Linux Delux with KDE desktop and
> xfree86 3.3.5 (SVGA Riva TNT2).
> Thanks,
> Kevin Gross
> gross.4 at

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