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Installing Mathematica on my mac did not help with the display from the head
node on the cluster.

I copied over the Fonts directory from the head node for Mathematica.  I
installed the fonts in a /usr/local/mathematica/7.0/SystemFiles/Fonts
directory.
I then linked .fonts in my home directory to the new Fonts directory.

That did not help.

.fonts -> /usr/local/Mathematica/7.0/SystemFiles/Fonts
ls .fonts
AFM    BDF    SVG    TTF    Type1



On Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 1:50 PM, Doll, Margaret Ann <margaret_doll@xxxxxxxxx
> wrote:

> As root I edited
>
> /etc/X11/fs/config to add the lines on the head node of the cluster
>
> /share/apps/Mathematica7.0/SystemFiles/Fonts/Type1,
>         /share/apps/Mathematica7.0/SystemFiles/Fonts/BDF,
>         /share/apps/Mathematica7.0/SystemFiles/Fonts/AFM
>
> I restarted xfs on the head node
>
> service xfs restart
>
> I checked my firewall on the head node of the computer clustrer
>
> netstat -nlp | grep 7100
> unix  2      [ ACC ]     STREAM     LISTENING     9788554
> 5359/xfs            /tmp/.font-unix/fs7100
>
> I then logged into the head node from my Mac using "ssh -Y"
>
> As a regular user, my xset path does not contain the Mathematica fonts.
> And Mathematica still gives me the "bad font message"
>
> My local computer is a Mac, 10.6.
>
> I am installing Mathematica on my Mac now to see if that makes a difference
> in the display.
>
> On Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 12:13 PM, Nigel Wade <nmw@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
>> On 25/10/11 16:24, Richardson, Joshua A. wrote:
>>
>>> Just a quick guess, but have you actually verified the path you are
>>> trying to set exists?  You may need to physically copy the fonts from the CD
>>> to the machine.
>>>
>>> http://shortrecipes.blogspot.**com/2009/06/mathematica-xset-**
>>> bad-font-path-element.html<http://shortrecipes.blogspot.com/2009/06/mathematica-xset-bad-font-path-element.html>
>>>
>>> Joshua A. Richardson
>>>
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: redhat-list-bounces@xxxxxxxxxx [mailto:redhat-list-bounces@**
>>> redhat.com <redhat-list-bounces@xxxxxxxxxx>] On Behalf Of Doll, Margaret
>>> Ann
>>> Sent: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 11:09 AM
>>> To: General Red Hat Linux discussion list
>>> Subject: questions about xset
>>>
>>> CentOS release 5.6 (Final)
>>>
>>>
>>> We have Mathematica 7.0 installed on our computer cluster, but are unable
>>> to
>>> get the display to work.   The initial trademark comes up, but not the
>>> rest
>>> of the application.
>>>
>>>  mathematica&
>>> [1] 2527
>>> [mdoll@ted ~]$ xset:  bad font path element (#1149), possible causes
>>> are:
>>>     Directory does not exist or has wrong permissions
>>>     Directory missing fonts.dir
>>>     Incorrect font server address or syntax
>>>
>>>
>>> Mathematica says that the problem is
>>>
>>> Font Installation
>>> All machines that display the front end must have access to the fonts
>>> included with *Mathematica*. If the *Mathematica* process is running on a
>>> remote machine and the front end is displayed on the local machine, the X
>>> server on the local machine must know where to find the *Mathematica*
>>> fonts.
>>> To do this, add the *Mathematica* fonts to the local font path by running
>>> a
>>> command like the following on the local machine.
>>>
>>> xset fp+ /usr/local/Wolfram/**Mathematica/8.0/SystemFiles/**Fonts/Type1;
>>> xset fp
>>> rehash
>>>
>>> Be sure to execute xset fp rehash to make the fonts available to the
>>> local X
>>> server.
>>> For optimal onscreen performance, Type1 fonts should appear before BDF
>>> fonts
>>> in the font path. Hence,
>>> $InstallationDirectory<http://**reference.wolfram.com/**
>>> mathematica/ref/$**InstallationDirectory.html<http://reference.wolfram.com/mathematica/ref/$InstallationDirectory.html>
>>> >
>>> /SystemFiles/Fonts/Type1 should appear before
>>> $InstallationDirectory<http://**reference.wolfram.com/**
>>> mathematica/ref/$**InstallationDirectory.html<http://reference.wolfram.com/mathematica/ref/$InstallationDirectory.html>
>>> >
>>> /SystemFiles/Fonts/BDF. You can check the order of the font path by
>>> executing the command xset q.
>>>
>>> *Note:* TrueType fonts are automatically loaded and do not require an
>>> xsetcommand.
>>>
>>>
>>> I have tried
>>>
>>>
>>> xset +fp
>>> /share/apps/Mathematica7.0/**SystemFiles/Fonts/Type1,/**
>>> share/apps/Mathematica7.0/**SystemFiles/Fonts/BDF
>>> xset:  bad font path element (#1149), possible causes are:
>>>     Directory does not exist or has wrong permissions
>>>     Directory missing fonts.dir
>>>     Incorrect font server address or syntax
>>>
>>>
>>> xset +fp
>>> /share/apps/Mathematica7.0/**SystemFiles/Fonts/Type1
>>> xset:  bad font path element (#1149), possible causes are:
>>>     Directory does not exist or has wrong permissions
>>>     Directory missing fonts.dir
>>>     Incorrect font server address or syntax
>>>
>>> What's going wrong?
>>>
>>> "xset q"   shows
>>>
>>> Font Path:
>>>
>>> /usr/X11/lib/X11/fonts/misc/,/**usr/X11/lib/X11/fonts/TTF/,/**
>>> usr/X11/lib/X11/fonts/OTF,/**usr/X11/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/,/**
>>> usr/X11/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:**unscaled,/usr/X11/lib/X11/**
>>> fonts/100dpi/:unscaled,/usr/**X11/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/,/usr/**
>>> X11/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/,/**Library/Fonts,/System/Library/**Fonts
>>>
>>
>> I presume when you say that it's installed on the cluster that you are
>> using a remote X display.
>>
>> Have you installed the fonts on the client?
>>
>> You either have to do that, or setup the machine on which the fonts are
>> installed as a font server. Then direct the local machine with the X display
>> to the font server.
>>
>> If you login remotely, using for example ssh, and attempt to set the
>> fontpath when logged in remotely this will fail. Font paths refer to the X
>> server, not the X client. So the X server (on your desktop) has to have
>> access to the fonts.
>>
>> For example, on my desktop I issue the following:
>> xset +fp fontserver:tcp/7100
>>
>> to access the fonts on the host fontserver. This host is the machine on
>> which Mathematica is installed. On fontserver it's necessary to add the
>> Mathematica font directories to the font server, in my case it's an old RHEL
>> 4 system, and the font configuration is in /etc/X11/fs/config. I've added
>> the entries for Mathematica to the catalogue entry:
>>
>> catalogue = /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/**korean,
>>        /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc:**unscaled,
>> ...
>>        /opt/Wolfram/Mathematica/5.2/**SystemFiles/Fonts/Type1,
>>        /opt/Wolfram/Mathematica/5.2/**SystemFiles/Fonts/BDF,
>>        /opt/Wolfram/Mathematica/5.2/**SystemFiles/Fonts/AFM
>>
>> You then need to fire up the font server, in the RHEL 4 case it's handled
>> by chkconfig, and the service is xfs. Finally, poke a restricted hole for
>> port 7100 in your firewall, if you have one, so that clients can access the
>> font server.
>>
>> Fonts in X are fun...
>>
>> --
>> Nigel Wade, System Administrator, Space Plasma Physics Group,
>>            University of Leicester, Leicester, LE1 7RH, UK
>> E-mail :    nmw@xxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Phone :     +44 (0)116 2523548, Fax : +44 (0)116 2523555
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