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Issues when using inverse/forward search with vim and xdvi (linux)

I am using vim 7.3.35 with the vim-latexsuite on ubuntu. After googling around I managed to setup forward/inverse search with xdvi by adding the following to my .vimrc: let g:Tex_CompileRule_dvi = ...
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Tranferring Texmaker settings from Windows to Linux

In principle, this could turn out to be a very stupid question. But, let me ask this right away: I am very happy with Windows that I am planning to shift to a Linux distribution later today. So, my ...
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Make LaTeX recognize local files in Dropbox under Linux

I have some local LaTeX files in Dropbox and have not been able to make LaTeX recognize them. It does find my local texmf folder, but that doesn't help me. I am working under Fedora 17 and uname -r ...
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Why does pdflatex stall when called by NIS Users?

I ran into a very strange problem recently: I'm administrating Mandriva Linux in a networked setup where users authenticate via NIS. We noticed that pdflatex simply stalls with no error messages and ...
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How to use Times Roman (Nimbus Roman) with fontspec under Linux and LuaLaTeX

Times Roman under Linux is usually Nimbus Roman. If I use the times package, Nimbus Roman will be embedded successfully, as a Type 1 font. Now I want to use the fontspec package to load it. This a ...
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How do I install an individual package on a Linux system?

I need to install a new TeX/LaTeX/ConTeXt package on my computer. I'm running Ubuntu/Fedora/Slackware/Some-Version-Of Linux. What are the possible ways to do this? Note:   We get a ...
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Convert TGA to PDF automatically

For my latex document, I have image files in tga format that I'd like to include. I want to convert them into pdf so latex can scale them without loose of precision. By now, I just did this with ...
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Latex editor for Linux that allows multiple instances

I have always used Texmaker, but I'm at the point now where I am writing multiple documents at the same time (e.g., thesis and paper). Additionally, I like to have my work organized into different ...
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problem with pk fonts with texlive in linux [closed]

I have installed TexLive 2012 on a Linux CentOS 5.8 via the user root. The installation has been placed at /usr/local/texlive/2012; but for some reason, some pk fonts were placed at ...
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Suppress latex output in scripts

I run a sequence of latex commands from a bash script. Since the latex output polutes the scripts own output I would like to suppress it. But sending the output to /dev/null will make the latex ...
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How to work with LaTeX such that files are interchangeable linux/unix/windows?

I am mosly using pdflatex. One recurring problem is that the encoding used on Linux (my system), UTF8, is different from on Windows, I use \inputencoding{utf8} on Windows one must use (well, to ...
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TeX Installation on USB

I would like to install LaTeX on a Uberstudent (Ubuntu) distro. The problem is that I only have a USB drive and the Uberstudent machine doesn't have internet access due to a lack of a wifi card. I ...
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TeX Live 2011 vs Ubuntu TeX Live

Is it worth the effort to manually install TeX Live 2011 on Ubuntu? Has so much changed since 2009? I am a new Ubuntu user coming from windows and have very limited knowledge of Linux environment. I ...
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\includemedia won't play video

the code seems to be correct, with compilation no error appears. The code is \documentclass{beamer} \usetheme{Singapore} \usepackage{media9} \usepackage{hyperref} \begin{frame}\frametitle{Title} ...
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Problem with TexLive installation on Fedora 17 to 20

I just upgraded to Fedora 17 and tried to install TeX Live, as usually, by downloading the install script, install-tl from tug.org. When I run ./install-tl I get this output: ...
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How to use TeX Live on Fedora 17?

On Fedora 17 I have at least 3 ways to use TeX Live: Install it from the default repository (TeX Live 2007, very old) Add a work-in-progress developer repository - is it stable enough? In the past ...
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Bug with texdef (currfile) in frozen TexLive 2011

To keep in line with the Q&A format: I am on Ubuntu Lucid, with the frozen TexLive 2011, from where I installed texdef. Unfortunately, when I ran one of the examples from the help (and I ...
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Texmaker + Ubuntu 12.04

I want to setup latex environment on Ubuntu 12.04 64bit Machine. As I am making a backup system for Windows 7 machine. I have installed the latest version of Texmaker 3.3.4. Now I want to know which ...
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Strange PDF issue for Adobe Acrobat on Linux reading a document produced in latex

This is probably a well known bug or error, but I don't really know how to search for it. I have a PDF, which I have created on my computer running os X (10.6) in texshop. There are various figures ...
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Linux circuitikz [closed]

I'm making my first steps with circuitikz. But I'm a bit disappointed, because despite having texlive-full, some elements from the library aren't recognized while compiling, like thyristor, ...
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Linux LaTeX template installation issue

I have Ubuntu 12.04 and I'm trying to install the IEEE template to create a .tex document. I have tried both methods of the following tutorial, but none worked: ...
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Problem with loading font metrics file [closed]

Trying to make PDF output with pdflatex halts with this message: Font T1/ptm/m/n/10=ptmr8t at 10.0pt not loadable: Metric (TFM) file not found After searching a bit I found that file ptmr8t.tfm is ...
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Which DVI viewer on linux?

Today, to my complete disbelief, I realized evince on Gnome 3 is not able to open DVI files. Which readers do you suggest, and why? It would prefer gnome applications of course, but I don't mind ...
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<M-i> mapping not working in Vim LatexSuite on linux

I'm running vim 7.0 on linux, with Vim LatexSuite. I'm trying to use the nifty-looking shortcut for adding items to an itemize environment. :h Alt-I <Alt-I> ...
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How to use “input” on Linux (Fedora 16)? [closed]

This seems like a trivial thing, but I can't figure out how to use input properly on Fedora. When I used Windows 7, I would put the following into my document ...
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Unable to use python.sty package

When compiling a .tex file that uses python.sty package and contains: \begin{python} ... \end{python} I keep getting an error: ./main.tex:33:I can't find file 'bin/main.py.out' \end{python} ...
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How to setup texliveonfly, on any LaTeX editor?

I'm a novice in the world of LaTeX, and I'm struggling to find a simple tutorial on how to to setup texliveonfly as part of TeX Live 2011 in any LaTeX editor. Is there anyone out there who's got ...
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How to move TeX Live to another partition (/data)

I'm a LyX user. Can I move all (or most) of the TeX related files/folders to another (Linux) partition (/data) and so reuse that partition for LyX-TeX after OS re-install, as well as share that TeX ...
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TeX Live 2011: tlmgr not using xz after system upgrade [closed]

I have moved my TeX Live installation directories from one computer to another when I bought a newer system. I simply did a tar cfj texlive.tbz /texlive/ (the root directory where I had put TeX Live) ...
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About texhash and proper installation of TeXlive

So, I'm running linux Mint (but I guess the same applies to Ubuntu) and as is common knowledge, their TeX distribution tends to be slightly outdated. Now I can't have none of that and decide to ...
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Script for LaTeX formula to image conversion [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: TeX to image over command line Is there a script for converting LaTeX math formulae (not document) to PNG, GIF or JPEG?
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Executing Tex Live by SSH command

I installed Tex Live by apt-get on Ubuntu, and I could access to latex commands both in Terminal and in web scripts; e.g. in PHP by shell_exec('pdflatex -version'); On a similar machine, I installed ...
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Installing full version of Tex Live

For installing Tex Live by apt-get in Ubuntu, we have two options: basic and full. I installed Tex Live from source. The installed folder is 3.1GB with 104,030 files. Obviously this full version ...
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Setting up forward search between Emacs+AUCTeX and Evince

Did anyone succeed setting up forward search between Emacs+AUCTeX and evince? In order to establish inverse/forward search between Emacs+AUCTeX and evince, it is necessary to: install new TeX Live ...
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tkz-euclide.sty cannot be found

I am trying to use tkz-euclide package. I am using Fedora 16. Installed TeX Live. Everything is working well. Paths are OK. Unfortunately when I try \usepackage{tkz-euclide}, it says tkz-euclide.sty ...
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texlive does not find sty file

I am on Ubuntu 8.04 and just install TeX Live with : sudo apt-get install texlive-full. I tried to compile my .tex file with TexMaker. I get : xcolor.sty not found titlesec.sty not found How ...
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Successfully installed texlive-full but can't find it

Why is it that I can't find any icons or shortcuts of my LaTeX installation? I installed it using this: $ sudo apt-get install texlive-full. But when I look at my application, I can't locate ...
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I have a problem with installing tlmgr [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: tlmgr is not accessible after installing TeX Live 2011 on a Ubuntu system My computer runs on Fedora 15 x86-64. I installed TeX Live using my package manager, but ...
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Manually installing packages under Linux Mint 12 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where do I place my own .sty files, to make them available to all my .tex files? I've used Kile 2.1 under Ubuntu. To manually install a package, I did the following: ...
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Finding a Ubuntu package for a sty file [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install an individual package on a Linux system? I've had this problem for a while now on Ubuntu. Whenever I have a missing .sty file (right now, it's ...
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How can I manually install a LaTeX package (Debian/Ubuntu Linux)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install an individual package on a Linux system? The Debian/Ubuntu archives typically include assemblies of many LaTeX packages for convenience of downloading ...
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Using TeX with dropbox on multiple platforms: encoding issues

I use TeX on my laptop (OS X) and on my workstation (Linux RHEL 6) and I have issues with the encoding of some files where I use accents (mostly in authors names, but also because I'm French and I ...
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Installing and using XeTeX

I have tried to install XeTeX on my Debian system, but this does not appear to work. Here are the steps I took: I loaded TeX Live 2011 with tlmgr -gui. I loaded a repository. I selected "not ...
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aspell - how to ignore references inside \citep{} and \citet{} references

I'm using aspell --version International Ispell Version 3.1.20 (but really Aspell 0.60.6) to verify my tex files with the command: aspell -d pt_PT --dont-tex-check-comments -c file0.tex The ...
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How can I compile the Devanagari preprocessor in Linux?

At the moment I am writing a paper that requires some Devanagari letters. I am using the Velthuis Devanagari package. The problem is that some letters show up correctly after LaTeX-ing, but others do ...
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Latex memory usage & CPU

I want to buy a VPS with some sort of Linux on it in order to run apache, LaTeX. I need to choose processor and ram. How much does LaTeX use? What will be an appropriate configuration to run LaTeX ...
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How to open a LaTeX document where the mouse cursor points in DVI with Kile? (Inverse Search)

I think I have heard about that in somewhere but don't know where. I'm using Kile and Okular on Ubuntu, so I appreciate a solution for it. (But I think it's not depends of Kile.) But other ideas are ...
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Where can I get siamltex document class from in Debian Linux?

I just got a latex document with siamltex document class from my collaborator. Is this document class packaged in Debian Linux?
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What's the best Linux tool to do math formulas with LaTeX?

I'm using kile in Linux, but, unfortunately writing math with it is very hard. I'd like a tool to write math formulas in a easy way, like "Basic Math Input" in Mathematica software. Is there a good ...
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Where is TeXworks after installing TeX Live 2011 on Fedora 15?

I've installed TeX Live 2011 on Fedora 15 following the guide at the texlive site, http://www.tug.org/texlive/quickinstall.html. I've got texdoc, tlmgr and so on working from the terminal but I can't ...