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Re: Linux Users?

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  • Subject: [mg36928] Re: Linux Users?
  • From: "Kevin J. McCann" <kmccann at umbc.edu>
  • Date: Wed, 2 Oct 2002 03:32:23 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • References: <an8t97$72l$1@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

The FrameLabel for plots is "messed up" for the y-axis under Linux. In
particular, the y-axis label is typically rotated by 90deg so that it reads
up the y-axis. This works fine on macs and windoze, but under linux the
label runs up the y-axis; however, the letters are rotated so that they are
the same orientation as that for the x-axis. Printouts of the NB are fine,
but it looks really stupid when using a video projector to teach or give a
talk. I have mentioned this before, and the stock answer is that "... it is
a problem with X-windows...", perhaps, but it is also a real problem with
Mathematica. I personally don't care why the label looks peculiar, just that
it does and that there is no easy workaround.

--
Kevin J. McCann
Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology (JCET)
Department of Physics
UMBC
Baltimore MD 21250



"Steven" <hattons at speakeasy.net> wrote in message
news:an8t97$72l$1 at smc.vnet.net...
> I'm trying to address the special issues related to using Mathematica on
the
> Linux platform.  I use SuSE Linux.  I hit a lot of snags which I suspect I
> would not if I used a Windows system.  These are typically not all that
big
> if a problem _once I figure out what's going on_.  What I hope to do is
> collect all such matters and document them effectively in something like a
> Mathematica Linux survival guide.  If anybody is familiar with gotchas
which I
> haven't discussed here http://66.92.149.152/proprietary/com/wri/index.html
> I'm interested in hearing what you have to say.  Of particular interest
are
> the issues faced by a person who is not familiar with the technical
aspects
> of Linux and Unix.  What does the former Windows user experience?  What
> would help make this less painful?
>
> STH
>




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