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Why is Sage calling Wine to show 2D plots and how do I fix it?

asked 2021-10-29 19:37:09 +0100

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updated 2021-10-29 19:41:53 +0100

This is a two-parter. Part the first is mainly out of curiosity. Part the second carries more weight.

I'm running an Arch (Manjaro) Linux machine. I have a fresh install of sagemath via pacman. My system is up to date, and I can open the sage console by calling it from the command line. I'd like to plot a 2D graph of a Brownian motion algorithm, but whenever I call it, Wine opens. The first time my graph was compiled, a dialog box opened and it said something along the lines of "Do you want to run this using Wine?". I clicked yes. It no longer shows up. I don't have the exact line. I uninstalled and reinstalled Sage and deleted the cache. I wasn't able to replicate the dialog box. Anyway.

Whenever I run plot(<func>), the prompt reads back that it is launching a png viewer for a Graphics object, which I understand to be the correct output. But again, it opens in Wine via a Windows 95 looking Explorer window. Here's the path.


Why is Wine the default program to open a 2D plot? Curiously, I can show 3D plots just fine.

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answered 2021-10-29 19:47:24 +0100

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Not sure why it defaulted to Wine Internet Explorer to open a .png file, but all I did was open it in a different program and it works!

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Somehow Internet Explorer must have registered itself as the default application to open png files. It seems you have managed to change that. Congratulations on solving your problem!

slelievre gravatar imageslelievre ( 2021-10-29 23:22:30 +0100 )edit

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