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Re: Mathematica&SuSe 9.2: Inputformulars disabled

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  • Subject: [mg52382] Re: [mg52365] Mathematica&SuSe 9.2: Inputformulars disabled
  • From: Clifford Martin <camartin at>
  • Date: Thu, 25 Nov 2004 05:49:59 -0500 (EST)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

I know for a fact that there is a patch that is well
known under SuSe.  I can't remember the details but
it's a SuSe problem that has never been fixed. I found
it under the archives a year or so ago. Sorry I can't
remember more but I do know that the Wolfram people
know and can tell you how to fix it.  The fix is
actually on the SuSe web site as I recall.


--- Detlef Mueller <dmueller at>

> Hello!
> I am running Mathematica 4.1 under Suse Linux 9.2
> and
> there are strange effects:
> Starting any Windowmanager (i.e fvwm or kde) the
> regular
> way (with startx) and callin Mathematica,
> Mathematica starts ...
> but any inputformular is disabled, for example the
> input
> of keywords in the help, or the input of filenames
> to 
> save.
> In short Mathematica is useless.
> Starting the X-Window with xinit, 
> then starting the windowmanager "fvwm"
> or "twm", 
> then running mathematica and it works.
> The above procedure 
> with Windowmanager "kde" fails. 
> (For the ones thinking of a deja vue: 
>  I posted this on 2004-01-31 for Suse 9.0, and
>  no one answered. 
>  maybe in the mean time there are some ideas?)
> greetings 
>   Detlef

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