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Linux & Mathematica 4.2:NotebookDirectory is not a known option

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  • Subject: [mg43982] Linux & Mathematica 4.2:NotebookDirectory is not a known option
  • From: "Steven T. Hatton" <hattons at globalsymmetry.com>
  • Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2003 04:16:22 -0400 (EDT)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

I get the following error message every time I start the kernel:
"SetOptions::optnf: NotebookDirectory is not a known option for $FrontEnd." 

I seem to recall having found a way to fix this by changing the init.m, but
I can't remember what that was.  It started with the maintanance release of
4.2.  Does anybody know the fix for this problem?  It seems to happen for
any parameter given to SetOptions[$FrontEnd,___].  That is, if I delete the
NotebookDirectory argument I get a similar error as follows:

"SetOptions::optnf: NotebooksMenu is not a known option for $FrontEnd."

This is the init.m, which is what Mathematica created without my
intervention:

SetOptions[$FrontEnd, 
NotebookDirectory:>FrontEnd`FileName[{$RootDirectory, "home", "hattons", \
"code", "mma", "mma", "geometry"}, CharacterEncoding -> "iso8859-1"],
NotebooksMenu->{
  "transforms.nb"->{
  FrontEnd`FileName[{$RootDirectory, "home", "hattons", "code", "mma",
"mma", 
    "geometry"}, "transforms.nb", CharacterEncoding -> "iso8859-1"], True, 
    False, True},
  "rotations.nb"->{
  FrontEnd`FileName[{$RootDirectory, "home", "hattons", "code", "mma",
"mma", 
    "geometry"}, "rotations.nb", CharacterEncoding -> "iso8859-1"], True, 
    False, True},
  "inertialFrames.nb"->{
  FrontEnd`FileName[{$RootDirectory, "home", "hattons", "code", "mma",
"mma", 
    "geometry"}, "inertialFrames.nb", CharacterEncoding -> "iso8859-1"],
True,
     False, True},
  "TransformObjects.nb"->{
  FrontEnd`FileName[{$RootDirectory, "home", "hattons", "code", 
    "mmaApplications", "GS"}, "TransformObjects.nb", CharacterEncoding -> 
    "iso8859-1"], True, False, True}
  },
FindSettings->{"FindString"->"transformCur",
"ReplaceString"->"inertialFrame",
"WindowMargins"->{{Automatic, 605}, {487, Automatic}}},
OptionInspectorSettings->{"WindowSize"->{508, 400},
"WindowMargins"->{{546, Automatic}, {Automatic, 400}}},
InterruptSettings->{"WindowMargins"->{{Automatic, 608}, {Automatic, 506}}},
HelpBrowserSettings->{"WindowSize"->{948, 627},
"WindowMargins"->{{271, Automatic}, {Automatic, 146}}}
]


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