Typesetting problems in 5.0 notebook

asked 2012-05-28 07:54:06 -0500

Dirk Danckaert gravatar image

updated 2015-01-13 13:48:37 -0500

FrédéricC gravatar image

I installed Sage 5.0 a few days ago. When I choose the typesetting option in a new worksheet Sage no longer typesets its output in the worksheet itself. In stead, a new window opens for each cell that I evaluate seperately (it's the DVI-viewer on my system that is launched).

The server at alpha.sagenb.org (also a 5.0 notebook server) on the other hand still prettyprints as it used to in 4.7, i.e. in the worksheet itself.

  • Could this be a side effect of patching Sage in order to install the single cell server?
  • Is there a way to reinstate the correct prettyprinting behaviour? Thanks
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I can't reproduce this either. Do you have any unusual environment variables set, perhaps?

kcrisman gravatar imagekcrisman ( 2012-05-29 06:13:16 -0500 )edit

Not that I know. I had some trouble installing 5.0 on my system (Ubuntu 10.04). The downloaded binary didn't work, so I compiled from source, then patched Sage in order to install the single cell server. I launched the new 5.0 notebook before the patch, but probably didn't use typesetting (I don't remember exactly). I still have 4.7 installed too and that works as it did before. I don't know it this is related, but I have one other problem: I noticed that firefox crashes when viewing a sage worksheet (in alle versions of sage, from all servers) with embedded Jmol graphics. I didn't do so before.

Dirk Danckaert gravatar imageDirk Danckaert ( 2012-05-29 10:34:28 -0500 )edit

Have you tried to update the plugin executing Java applets?

ndomes gravatar imagendomes ( 2012-05-31 06:42:32 -0500 )edit

Indeed, I think Java is the culprit here (crashing Firefox). I find keeping Java up to date is a bit of a problem under Linux. But I find it hard to believe that Java should influence TeX rendering. I still haven a clue on how to solve my original problem.

Dirk Danckaert gravatar imageDirk Danckaert ( 2012-05-31 11:14:06 -0500 )edit