RE: Mathematica stole my X so I had to kill it
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- Subject: [mg36975] RE: [mg36912] Mathematica stole my X so I had to kill it
- From: "DrBob" <drbob at bigfoot.com>
- Date: Thu, 3 Oct 2002 05:33:28 -0400 (EDT)
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That makes about twenty posts this week detailing nothing but problems
with Mathematica on Linux. The BEST thing we've heard was somebody's
opinion that it might be worthwhile to run a Kernel on Linux (but not
That's more than enough bad news to talk me out of switching to Linux.
I had been really considering it.
From: Steven [mailto:hattons at speakeasy.net]
To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
Subject: [mg36975] [mg36912] Mathematica stole my X so I had to kill it
I'm running Mathematica 4.1 on SuSE Linux 8.0 with the KDE 3.0.3 and
I was trying to run one of the Mathematica Book -> Graphics Gallery ->
Animations -> Rolling Square. I don't recall the exact sequence of
I took. I believe I selected the cell with the square (the only cell in
the notebook) and from the menu, Cell -> Animate Selected Graphics.
resulted in a set of animation control buttons appearing in the bottom
frame of the window. I clicked on one of these buttons, but nothing
happened. I looke back in the menu and saw M-y as a keyboard shorcut to
run an animation. I tried that with no result. I clicked another
in graphics control set, and my X windows locked up. This included the
keyboard's ability to give me another display by using Ctl+Alt+F1. I
to another system and ssh-ed in and found Mathematica had over 50% of my
resources, and was climbing. The same was true for VM. I have a gig of
physical RAM. Once I killed Mathematica, my X came back to life.
I've had several bad experiences with Mathematica and X. I honestly
is/are bug(s) in the Linux implementation. I would very much like to
isolate and fix these. Have others had such problems?
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