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Re: Mathematica via X11 ?

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  • From: Ulrich Arndt <ulrich.arndt at>
  • Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2012 05:31:42 -0500 (EST)
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ssh -X user@myserver

and calling


worked for me

(Laptop Mac Air and Linux remote)


Am 27.12.2012 um 11:03 schrieb J=E1nos L=F6bb:

> Hi,
> It may be a FAQ, in that case please point me to it.
> After some fight over the kitchen money, I purchased the Mathematica 9 Home Edition for Linux.  I installed Mathematica on the machine having CentOs 6.3 into the /opt/math9 directory.  Punching in the Activation key, activated the program and I could run my Benchmark[].
> However this machine is a rack mounted server and in a few days it will go down to the basement and will not have a monitor attached to it. So I looked if I can fire up Mathematica via X11 from my MacBook Pro.  I connected to the server and issued 'xclock'.  Xclock showed up.  So far so good.  Then I issued:
> [root@sm1 math9]# /opt/bin/math
> Mathematica 9.0 for Linux x86 (64-bit)
> Copyright 1988-2012 Wolfram Research, Inc.
> Mathematica cannot find a valid password.
> For automatic Web Activation enter your activation key
> (enter return to skip Web Activation):
> You will need to get a password from your
> license certificate or from Wolfram Research
> (
> Machine name:
> MathID: xxx-xxxxx-xxxxx
> You will need a valid activation key and password in order
> to proceed. Go to to
> register your activation key and obtain the password.
> Enter your Activation key [format xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxx]: xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxx
> Enter your password: yyyyyyyyyyyy
> The password you entered is not valid.
> Please press Enter to quit.
> So, three questions:
> 1.  Why do I need to web activate if I already activated it with the activation key supplied when I purchased the program ?
> 2.  What configuration changes are needed to be able to use it via X11 from my MacBook Pro ?
> 3.  If X11 is a no go, then what is the right way to use it ?  Vnc ?  =85.?
> Thanks ahead,
> J=E1nos
> P.S.  The reason for the server install is that it is more powerful than my MacBook.

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