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Topic: Mathematica via X11 ?
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Ulrich Arndt

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Re: Mathematica via X11 ?
Posted: Dec 28, 2012 5:32 AM
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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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