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==== Troubleshooting ====
 
==== Troubleshooting ====
 
If you have font rendering problems where certain symbols do not show up (i.e. "/" appears as a square), try uninstalling the package "mathematica-fonts".
 
If you have font rendering problems where certain symbols do not show up (i.e. "/" appears as a square), try uninstalling the package "mathematica-fonts".
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Also, try [http://mathematica.stackexchange.com/questions/1158/invisible-conjugate-glyph-in-the-linux-frontend this] solution.
  
 
=== Mathematica 7 ===
 
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==== Mathematica 8.0.1 ====
 
==== Mathematica 8.0.1 ====
  
There is a package on the [[AUR]] for Mathematica 8.0.1-2 available [http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=47077 here].
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There is a package on the [[AUR]] for Mathematica 8.0.1-2 available [https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=47077 here].
 
The Mathematica_8.0.1_LINUX.sh installation script is required.
 
The Mathematica_8.0.1_LINUX.sh installation script is required.
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=== Mathematica 8.0.4.0 ===
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On 64-bit machines, two known issues are present; but solutions are provided.
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The second issue is present on 64-bit installs: but not yet confirmed on a 32-bit arch setup.
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The first issue assumes you are trying to use nVidia, CUDA and OpenCL libraries within Mathematica.
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The 64-bit archlinux nvidia and opencl driver packages install libraries in /usr/lib, not in /usr/lib64 as does nVidia's binary installer.  This is not a problem; /usr/lib is the correct location for 64-bit libraries on a 64-bit arch system.  However, a 64-bit install of Mathematica will assume the drivers are installed in /usr/lib64; other distributions that Mathematica has been tested on have their drivers in that location.  The easiest method to overcome this is to make a symlink from /usr/lib64 -> /usr/lib.  Mathematica will be able to find nVidia, CUDA, and OpenCL libraries this way without further tweaking. 
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A second, separate but partial solution, is to set the following environment variables:
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export NVIDIA_DRIVER_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib/libnvidia-tls.so
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export CUDA_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib/libcuda.so
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This second method, however, still will not permit Mathematica to find the OpenCL libraries in /usr/local as Mathematica seems hardwired to find them in /usr/lib64.
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The second issue with Mathematica 8 in 64-bit archlinux (may also affect 32-bit environments; but not tested) is a reproducible crash when performing WolframAlpha[] functions.  By default, Mathematica is configured to detect the system's proxy settings when configuring how to connect to the internet to fetch data.  A "bug" exists that will eventually crash Mathematica when the calling library is used.  A workaround is to avoid this library call altogether by configuring Mathematica to "directly connect" to the internet.  (Edit -> Preferences -> Internet Connectivity -> Proxy Settings).  This bug has been reported to Wolfram.

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Mathematica is a commercial program used in scientific, engineering and mathematical fields. Here we explain how to install it.
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Installation

Mathematica 6

Mounting iso

One way to mount the Mathematica .iso is to create /media/iso and add the following line to the fstab:

/<location/of/mathematica.iso> /media/iso iso9660 exec,ro,user,noauto,loop=/dev/loop0   0 0

Now you can mount it with:

mount /media/iso

Running the Installer

You can start the installer by navigating to:

/Unix/Installer

Run ./MathInstaller with:

sh ./MathInstaller

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Fonts

Add the directories containing Type1 and BDF fonts to your FontPath.

Troubleshooting

If you have font rendering problems where certain symbols do not show up (i.e. "/" appears as a square), try uninstalling the package "mathematica-fonts".

Also, try this solution.

Mathematica 7

Mathematica 7 is much easier to install.

tar xf Mathematica-7.0.1.tar.gz
cd Unix/Installer
./MathInstaller

Follow instructions.

For KDE users, the Mathematica icon may appear in the Lost & Found category. To solve this, execute the following as root:

sudo ln -s /etc/xdg/menus/applications-merged /etc/xdg/menus/kde-applications-merged


Mathematica 8

Mathematica 8.0.1

There is a package on the AUR for Mathematica 8.0.1-2 available here. The Mathematica_8.0.1_LINUX.sh installation script is required.

Mathematica 8.0.4.0

On 64-bit machines, two known issues are present; but solutions are provided. The second issue is present on 64-bit installs: but not yet confirmed on a 32-bit arch setup.

The first issue assumes you are trying to use nVidia, CUDA and OpenCL libraries within Mathematica.

The 64-bit archlinux nvidia and opencl driver packages install libraries in /usr/lib, not in /usr/lib64 as does nVidia's binary installer. This is not a problem; /usr/lib is the correct location for 64-bit libraries on a 64-bit arch system. However, a 64-bit install of Mathematica will assume the drivers are installed in /usr/lib64; other distributions that Mathematica has been tested on have their drivers in that location. The easiest method to overcome this is to make a symlink from /usr/lib64 -> /usr/lib. Mathematica will be able to find nVidia, CUDA, and OpenCL libraries this way without further tweaking.

A second, separate but partial solution, is to set the following environment variables:

export NVIDIA_DRIVER_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib/libnvidia-tls.so

export CUDA_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib/libcuda.so

This second method, however, still will not permit Mathematica to find the OpenCL libraries in /usr/local as Mathematica seems hardwired to find them in /usr/lib64.

The second issue with Mathematica 8 in 64-bit archlinux (may also affect 32-bit environments; but not tested) is a reproducible crash when performing WolframAlpha[] functions. By default, Mathematica is configured to detect the system's proxy settings when configuring how to connect to the internet to fetch data. A "bug" exists that will eventually crash Mathematica when the calling library is used. A workaround is to avoid this library call altogether by configuring Mathematica to "directly connect" to the internet. (Edit -> Preferences -> Internet Connectivity -> Proxy Settings). This bug has been reported to Wolfram.