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Re: newbie problem in linux

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  • Subject: [mg48325] Re: [mg48307] newbie problem in linux
  • From: Bob Walker <walkerbg at>
  • Date: Tue, 25 May 2004 07:16:40 -0400 (EDT)
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mazuego wrote:

>For a lot of years I have worked with mathematica 5 for windows. Now I
>have installed the linux version... During the installation process I had
>no problems. When I start Mathematica, a new window called "stderr"
>appears and it reports "warning: Actions not found: delete-next-character". 
>Moreover in the workspace, the mouse cursor is a white hand instead the
>text coursor, and when I try to write a formula i cannot select the
>"position's squares", and when I press the tab key nothing appens...
>The result is that i cannot work with the linux version... where is the
>problem? where I am mistaking? 
I don't know about your warning message, but the white hand is probably 
caused by your Linix Window Manager and the NumLock being ON.   That 
happens to me running Mathematica 5.01 RedHat 9.0 with the KDE window manager.  
It is documented in the Getting Started with Mathematica 5 manual under 
Troubleshooting on Unix/Linux.  

Good luck,
Bob Walker

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