Re: Linux Users?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*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 >