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Re: Mathematica&SuSe 9.2: Inputformulars disabled

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  • Subject: [mg52379] Re: Mathematica&SuSe 9.2: Inputformulars disabled
  • From: "Kevin J. McCann" <kmccann at>
  • Date: Thu, 25 Nov 2004 05:49:54 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • References: <co1fk9$sob$>
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Make sure NumLock is off.


Detlef Mueller wrote:
> 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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