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I can't seem to get textgreek to work on my system and I am out of ideas where to try next to fix it.

I'm using LyX to write my thesis, so the TeX output is autogenerated. That said, I am perfectly comfortable with the raw text.

The following document fails and I really don't understand the error message, as I have been fortunate to have LaTeX 'just work' pretty much so far.

%% LyX 2.0.3 created this file.  For more info, see http://www.lyx.org/.
%% Do not edit unless you really know what you are doing.
\documentclass[a4paper,oneside,english,oldfontcommands]{memoir}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[latin9]{inputenc}
\setcounter{secnumdepth}{3}
\setcounter{tocdepth}{3}

\makeatletter

%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% LyX specific LaTeX commands.
\special{papersize=\the\paperwidth,\the\paperheight}


%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% User specified LaTeX commands.
\usepackage{textgreek}

\makeatother

\usepackage{babel}
\begin{document}
This is a new doc

\textDelta \textbeta
\end{document}

Not so helpful help message:

     \textDelta
               \textbeta
I wasn't able to read the size data for this font,
so I will ignore the font specification.
[Wizards can fix TFM files using TFtoPL/PLtoTF.]
You might try inserting a different font spec;
e.g., type `I\font<same font id>=<substitute font name>'.

Error message:

! Font LGR/cmr/m/n/10=grmn1000 at 10.0pt not loadable: Metric (TFM) file not found.

For the record, I am using MikTex2.9 on Windows 7

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That's not actually the error message but its (not so helpful) help text. The error message should be just before that something like Font \jgjhg=cmhjhsgds not loadable: Metric (TFM) file not found. If that is the error message then most likely you have the latex package for greek but not the fonts, –  David Carlisle Apr 27 '12 at 16:15
    
Thanks @David. Is now updated, so how do I install the fonts using Miktex on Windows? –  jazzvibes Apr 27 '12 at 16:22
    
I don't use miktex, and I'm just going offline, but someone here should be able to help now you've narrowed down the cause. –  David Carlisle Apr 27 '12 at 16:28
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Found that the fonts exist in a package called cbgreek which could be installed from the package manager. It all works. So thanks for the pointer! It was all I needed –  jazzvibes Apr 27 '12 at 16:34
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In order to avoid "random" errors like this, the best is to install every package and forget about it. –  egreg Apr 27 '12 at 16:38

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