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Mathematica 4.0 installation problem

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  • Subject: [mg30946] Mathematica 4.0 installation problem
  • From: Gernot Buth <Gernot.Buth at>
  • Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2001 03:54:54 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: University of Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

Dear Mathematica users,

Mathematica 4.0 did work perfectly fine for me under SuSE LINUX 7.1. 
After updating to 7.2, the command mathematica doesn't work any longer.
Not a big problem - correcting the $PATH or aliasing solves it. math 
does work accordingly. However then we get when calling mathematica:
Startup error: The Mathematica fonts are not properly installed in your
system. Without these fonts, typeset mathematical expressions cannot be 
displayed properly. Exit - Continue«
Clicking Continue repeats this error again an again. Exit aborts 
This seems to be due to a missing or wrong xset command. I read the 
section on this issue in the System Administrators Guide, but on my 
system xset q results in /opt/kde2/share/fonts/override,...(lots of 
which seems to be o.k.
Also xset fp- ...(see above), xset fp+ ... has no effect.
Re-installing Mathematica doesn't help.
The links to FAQs on the Wolfram Research website don't work
What have I possibly done wrong? Thank you for hints.

System Information: Mathematica 4.0 under KDE 2.1.2, SuSE LINUX 7.2, 
Kernel 2.4.4, machine i686.

Gernot Buth, E-Mail: Gernot.Buth at
Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe / FGS, Postfach 3640, 76021 Karlsruhe
Tel.: ++49(0)7247 82 6185, Fax: ++49(0)7247 82 6172

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