Re: Can not run Mathematica 6.0.3 on Fedora 9

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg91107] Re: Can not run Mathematica 6.0.3 on Fedora 9*From*: paul.knowles at gmail.com*Date*: Wed, 6 Aug 2008 05:06:29 -0400 (EDT)*References*: <g73u1n$nhp$1@smc.vnet.net> <g791g6$9km$1@smc.vnet.net>

On Aug 5, 12:28 pm, Paul Smith <phh... at gmail.com> wrote: >On Aug 5,9:03 am, kbkb <kbkb... at gmail.com> wrote: >>On Aug 3, 5:33 am, Paul Smith <phh... at gmail.com> wrote: >>> Dear All, >>> I have just installed Mathematica 6.0.3 onFedora9, but when I start >>> it, I get the following error: >>> An error has occurred while Mathematica was starting up. Mathematica >>> may not function properly until this problem is resolved. You may >>> choose to continue anyway, but you could encounter additional >>> problem. >>> Any ideas? >>> Thanks in advance, >>> Paul > >> Same here. It was working until I did "yum update" today.... >Someone, meanwhile, has suggested to me to install >xorg-x11-fonts-ISO8859-1-75dpi-7.2-6.fc9.noarch >that solved the problem. >Paul The above fonts were needed, but no joy came from them alone: The following has done the trick: yum -y install xorg-x11-xfs-utils xorg-x11-xfs chkconfig --levels 345 xfs on cd /etc/X11/fontpath.d/ ln -s /usr/local/Wolfram/Mathematica/6.0/SystemFiles/Fonts/BDF mathematica-bdf ln -s /usr/local/Wolfram/Mathematica/6.0/SystemFiles/Fonts/Type1 mathematica-type1 ln -s /usr/local/Wolfram/Mathematica/6.0/SystemFiles/Fonts/TTF mathematica-ttf service xfs start Add a fontpath to the Files section of /etc/X11/xorg.conf, e.g., Section "Files" # Use a font server independent of the X server to render fonts. FontPath "unix/:7100" EndSection restart X (reboot for those unsure of how to restart X as needed) then things worked. cheers, .p.