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Re: Problem with new Mathematica Installation on Linux

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  • Subject: [mg73175] Re: Problem with new Mathematica Installation on Linux
  • From: Francois LE COAT <lecoat at atari.org>
  • Date: Tue, 6 Feb 2007 03:23:05 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <eq1i7t$2rf$1@smc.vnet.net><eq4g6b$dnq$1@smc.vnet.net> <eq6dgm$aql$1@smc.vnet.net>

Hi,

shredder wrote :
> Francois LE COAT wrote :
>> shredder wrote :
>>
>>> I newly installed Mathematica 5.2 on my Linux box. It's a Ubuntu 6.10
>>> with IBM Thinkpad T60 with SXGA+ 14" monitor.
>>> It installed correctly and I can start it. But the display is garbaged
>>> with other window as background. I don't know what's wrong with this.
>>> The screen is captured at:
>>> http://picasaweb.google.com/yinyin.wang/Mathematica/photo#50269724966...
>>> I appreciate any suggestions. Thanks.
>> I have the exact same problem with Mathematica 5.2 installed under
>> Mandriva 2007.0, and native ATI graphic drivers for my Radeon X600
>> card, on my Vaio laptop.
> 
> So maybe the problem is with the ATI graphics driver.
> Have you tried other drivers, for example the one included in Xorg?

I must use the native ATI drivers, because it's the only way to use
a second screen, to perform video projection etc. These drivers are
required to handle the VGA output cable available on the laptop. Also,
standard Xorg drivers don't implement hardware acceleration (OpenGL).

The problem that was reported seems to be related to the alpha channel
of the display, that means transparency, that is badly taken into
account with Mathematica 5.2.

Any help would be welcome.

Regards,

-- François LE COAT
Author of Eureka 2.12 (2D Graph Describer, 3D Modeller)
http://eureka.atari.org/


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