Date: Dec 28, 2012 5:32 AM
Author: Ulrich Arndt
Subject: Re: Mathematica via X11 ?

Hi,

ssh -X user@myserver

and calling

/usr/local/bin/mathematica

worked for me

(Laptop Mac Air and Linux remote)

Ulrich


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
> (http://register.wolfram.com).
> Machine name: sm1.infocean.org
> MathID: xxx-xxxxx-xxxxx
>
> You will need a valid activation key and password in order
> to proceed. Go to http://user.wolfram.com 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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