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Re: keymap and mouse problems with 5.0 frontend under linux

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  • Subject: [mg51142] Re: [mg51133] keymap and mouse problems with 5.0 frontend under linux
  • From: jmt <jmt at>
  • Date: Wed, 6 Oct 2004 04:34:17 -0400 (EDT)
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Use an alias in your .bashrc :

alias mathematica='/usr/local/bin/mathematica -primaryModifierMask Mod1Mask 
-secondaryModifierMask Mod3Mask'

On 2004 10 05 10:37, andrew wrote:
  > i've just installed mm 5.0 under gentoo linux 2.6.8, xorg 6.7.0, gnome
  > 2.6 on an i686.
  > when i open the graphical frontend, i am able to type text, but
  > <shift-enter> doesnt evaluate the cell. <enter> creates a new cell. if
  > the window loses focus, clicking within the frontend doesnt regain focus
  > and the mouse appears as a hand and not the horizontal cursor.
  > furthermore, <backspace> and <delete> produce little boxes. in fact, none
  > of the control sequences work. the console frontend works, though.
  > i've checked under Help->X Environment Info->Find keys... to see if i
  > need to remap keys with xmodmap but all keys and control sequences seem
  > to map correctly. nothings seems to be odd with
  > or couldnt find anything in wolfram's technical faq.
  > another recent post ( had a similar problem with
  > no response.
  > any tips on where to look would be appreciated.
  > thanks,
  > andrew.

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