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Re: Linux Users?

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  • Subject: [mg36928] Re: Linux Users?
  • From: "Kevin J. McCann" <kmccann at>
  • Date: Wed, 2 Oct 2002 03:32:23 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: University of Maryland, Baltimore County
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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
Baltimore MD 21250

"Steven" <hattons at> wrote in message
news:an8t97$72l$1 at
> I'm trying to address the special issues related to using Mathematica on
> 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
> 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
> I'm interested in hearing what you have to say.  Of particular interest
> the issues faced by a person who is not familiar with the technical
> of Linux and Unix.  What does the former Windows user experience?  What
> would help make this less painful?

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