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Re: Linux & Mathematica 4.2:NotebookDirectory is not a known option

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  • Subject: [mg44015] Re: [mg43982] Linux & Mathematica 4.2:NotebookDirectory is not a known option
  • From: John Fultz <jfultz at wolfram.com>
  • Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2003 05:14:47 -0400 (EDT)
  • Reply-to: jfultz at wolfram.com
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

It looks to me like the kernel is finding the init.m file for the front end 
along its own $Path.  You didn't say what directory this file is in, but it 
should be in...

ToFileName[FrontEnd`FileName[{$UserAddOnsDirectory, "FrontEnd"}]]

Either the init.m file you're looking at is not in that directory, in which 
case you should probably just remove it (how it got there, who knows?), or 
the above-named directory is on your kernel's $Path (just evaluate $Path in 
the kernel to see if this is the case).  If the latter is the case, then 
you need to figure out how it's getting on $Path.  It's not there by 
default.  Perhaps some change to $Path is being made by a package which is 
being auto-loaded during startup.

Sincerely,

John Fultz
jfultz at wolfram.com
User Interface Group
Wolfram Research, Inc.


On Thu, 16 Oct 2003 04:16:22 -0400 (EDT), Steven T. Hatton wrote:
> 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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