Re: Mathematica 4.1 + Linux + gnome/sawfish
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- Subject: [mg26949] Re: [mg26933] Mathematica 4.1 + Linux + gnome/sawfish
- From: "P.J. Hinton" <paulh at wolfram.com>
- Date: Sat, 27 Jan 2001 20:00:14 -0500 (EST)
- Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com
On Fri, 26 Jan 2001 mitch_keller at my-deja.com wrote: > I have a strange problem. I try to start Mathematica under > gnome/sawfish, and it puts up the splash screen, but something goes > awry at Initializing internal clipboards or some such thing. The mouse > still moves and gnome panel items still highlight, but nothing is > useable. I left it set for over an hour, and nothing happened. I have > a 650 Mhz processor, 128MB RAM and 128 MB swap, so resources are not > the problem. If I swap out the console before killing X with > CTRL+ALT+BACKSPACE, I see that sawfish is taking up about 80-90% of my > CPU cycles, but nothing else is out of the ordinary. > > Here's the strange part: I can load mathematica if I use the Gnome > control center to switch window managers (on the fly) to enlightenment. > After it's loaded, I can switch back to sawfish and everything works. > Can somebody tell me what my problem might be? Conventional wisdom suggests that one avoid using a pre-release version of a software package in a day-to-day environment. According to Sawfish's own website, the latest release of their window manager is 0.35. http://freshmeat.net/projects/sawfish/?highlight=sawfish It's impossible to be certain of what may be the culprit in this circumstance. The documentation for the Mathematica front end for X requires that the window manager be ICCCM compliant: http://www.tronche.com/gui/x/icccm/ If the window manager does not meet this standard, it is not supported. -- P.J. Hinton User Interface Programmer paulh at wolfram.com Wolfram Research, Inc. Disclaimer: Opinions expressed herein are those of the author alone.