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Re: After upgrade of X Server, Mathematica won't work properly

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  • Subject: [mg60727] Re: [mg60707] After upgrade of X Server, Mathematica won't work properly
  • From: Renan <renan.birck at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2005 01:36:06 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <200509250636.CAA13556@smc.vnet.net>
  • Reply-to: Renan <renan.birck at gmail.com>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

On 9/25/05, Renan <renan.birck at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I upgraded my X Windows server (X.Org):
>
>
> $ head /var/log/Xorg.0.log
> X Window System Version 6.8.2 (Ubuntu 6.8.2-69 20050920093941
> root at terranova.warthogs.hbd.com)
> ...
>
> Now, Mathematica won't operate properly.  It show the error:
>
> The stretchable character 0x5f in the Mathematica1Mono font (size 12)
> has a repeating piece (0x8f) that is zero size.
>
> and symbols like Integral won't appear.
>
> Any clues?

I solved it:

Somehow, Ubuntu' apt-get removed 'xset'. This became obvious when I
launched Mathematica via a xterm. 'xset: command not found.' (I
replaced 'xset' by a shell script that showed the arguments, and,
apparently, Mathematica does a 'xset fp rehash')

'apt-get install xset' seems to have solved it.


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