Thursday, December 15, 2011

SMath in Ubuntu 11.10

SMath is a "free" mathematical program with paper-like interface and has numerous computing features. This useful mathematical tool can be used in Ubuntu 11.10 using mono.

SMath preparation:
a) Download SMath (develovep by Andrey Ivashov, many thanks)
b) From the folder Downloads, right click the *.tar.gz and select Extract Here
b) From Ubuntu Software Center, search winforms. You should be able to find libmono-winforms2.0-cil. You need to install this

Running SMath from terminal:
a) You need to open Ubuntu terminal (from Dash and type terminal), or Ctrl+alt+T
b) cd Downloads
cd SMathStudioDesktop.0_89_8.Mono
mono SMathStudio_Desktop.exe . Now SMath is ready to use.


  1. You may get a warning in the terminal: Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "pixmap"

    To solve this problem, you need gtk2-engines-pixbuf installed.
    > From Ubuntu Software Center, search gtk2-engines-pixbuf then install,
    > or from the terminal
    sudo apt-get install gtk2-engines-pixbuf

  2. anyone else having trouble with printing?

    1. Solution for my trouble with printing was to install Cups-PDF and especially to make sure that the page was set to "letter" under page setup.

  3. I have installed Cups-PDF and set the page to US letter, and the app crashes on printing. Any ideas?