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How to install unicode-math on Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin)? [duplicate]

I want to install unicode-math to use with XeLaTeX. I use ubuntu 12.04 LTS (because of some incompatibilities of later kernel versions with my HW). Is there a way to install unicode-math package? I ...
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How to implement forward-inverse-search with TeXStudio and Evince in Ubuntu?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 with TexStudio and Evince 3.4.0 installed. Can I use them to realize forward-inverse-search between my tex source code and the pdf file? How? I tried the method described ...
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Tooltips For Texstudio in Ubuntu empty

I'm using TEXstudio 2.6.2 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Does anyone else have the problem of the tooltips being empty when mousing over various things like toolbar buttons or references in the tex file. And ...
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How to install cjk font to ubuntu LaTeX

I found online a LaTeX template for a Chinese CV. There is a line of code: \usepackage[adobefonts]{cjk} The error is that cjk.sty not found. So it seems that I need to install such package. ...
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Is there any way to use mac fonts in texlive distribution of LaTeX on ubuntu?

I want to try more fonts in my moderncv latex file and what font is suitable. I've already import Windows fonts into my Ubuntu OS and got the fonts work well with my tex file. So can I import the ...
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Determine full list of installed LaTeX packages in Ubuntu

Newbie here, just inherited a large (250+ page) doc written in LaTeX after the previous author left the company. Is there an easy way to determine all the LaTeX packages installed on my system? I'm ...
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TeX Live, Ubuntu - Update expl3 to l3kernel problem

I'm a noob with LaTeX. Trying to get my import package to work, I came across a dependency on the ExplFileVersion macro. Googling this issue, I realized I need to update my l3kernel package. The ...
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TeXLive 2013 manager: Trouble with updating TLMGR (Ubuntu 13.04)

Prior to today, TeXLive 2013 updated fine through the manager on Ubuntu 13.04, but now it seems to be stuck in a loop. I have done this three times now. So I have followed this processes by ...
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TeXLive 2013 (on Linux/Ubuntu) - tcfmgr & fmtutil not found

When I try to update packages via tlmgr (or run fmtutil-sys --all directly), TeXLIve reports: /usr/local/texlive/2013/bin/i386-linux/fmtutil: 395: /usr/local/texlive/2013/bin/i386-linux/fmtutil: ...
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media9 installation in Ubuntu 12.04

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Kile for LaTeX document editing. I would like to use the media9 package to embed videos and 3D objects (via .u3d files) in a PDF document. I'm totally new in the LaTeX ...
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Installing TeXLive 2013 side by side on an existing TeXLive 2012

tlmgr stopped working complaining that it is version 2012 while the repository is 2013. Fine, I need to install TL 2013. So I try and do just that, by following the first link at ...
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Weird permissions problem with TeX Live 2013, Ubuntu 13.04, LuaTeX and problem fonts [closed]

Update at bottom I recently installed vanilla TeX Live 2013 on my Ubuntu 13.04 system. Most everything works. It's just when I run into certain problematic fonts using LuaLaTeX that things go awry. ...
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How do I get new document classes? Ubuntu

I just want to get more document classes. I just started running Ubuntu 12.04. I barely know how to navigate the terminal. I'm trying to edit my resume on TeXWorks, but I don't have the resume ...
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lyx and texlive 2012 in Ubuntu 11.10 [closed]

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 and installed texlive 2012. I was using TEXMAKER and it was nice to use. Meanwhile I want to try to use Lyx. I installed version 2.00 of Lyx. When I compile simple document in ...
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TexStudio Installation Problems in Ubuntu 12.04

I want to install TexStudio in Ubuntu 12.04. I cannot find it in Software Center. From command line if I use sudo apt-get install texstudio it says unable to locate package. Please help.
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Add path in TeX Live 2012 on Ubuntu

I write a package named umtools.sty, since Ubuntu One can only sync the folder which is in ~/, so I put *.sty in ~/tlpkg/. Now, how can I use it like \usepackage{umtools} instead of ...
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xwatermark allpages does not work on Ubuntu [closed]

I have a document that typesets fine with MikTeX on Windows. I have tried the same source on Ubuntu but I am getting an error: ! Package xwatermark Error: No page specifier for watermark: ...
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Installing the fourier package to TeXLive 2012/Debian Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I installed TeXLive from TUG 2 months ago and I just updated the packages. I'm trying to use the fourier package, but the terminal says it's missing. I was told that TeXLive should contain the fourier ...
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Installing a handwriting fonts for LaTeX in Ubuntu

I am a LaTeX user and I am using it on Linux Ubuntu. In my document I want to use handwriting font described here. So i tried to include it by using: \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{la} ...
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Why autoref lets text ignore wrapfigure [closed]

I just ran into a problem concerning autoref in combination with the wrapfigure environment of the wrapfig package. Minimal example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{wrapfig} ...
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How to open installed docs

Sorry if it sounds too naive, I am quite noob, so please bear with me. I have downloaded texlive-docs using ubuntu repository, but how can I view/use them?
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Installing TeXlive on Ubuntu, revisited

The Debian/Ubuntu packages for TeXlive are usually outdated, sometimes up to several years behind CTAN. Now, I understand that packaging TeX Live takes a lot of work and, if you want to follow ...
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Latex on Linux: Path problem after new install of TeX Live

UPDATE: between the suggestions made in comments, and Andrew Stacey's patient walkthrough/diagnostic, the problem was eventually solved by correcting a faulty environment variable in the bashrc. It's ...
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Errors after TeX Live 2012 update on Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

I wanted to use mdframed package but I was getting the error package not found. I followed the advice here to update to Text Live 2011. However, I figured out there is Tex Live 2012 and therefore ...
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TeXLive cannot be updated, older version not available and cannot install pretest version

I freshly installed Ubuntu 13.04 and proceeded to install TexLive 2012 which has been frozen for upcoming release of TeXLive 2013 and hence cannot be updated. I wanted to modify and compile a LaTeX ...
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Beamer presentation fails to compile after TeX Live upgrade [closed]

After an upgrade from Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise) to 13.04 (Raring), pdfLaTeX fails to compile a simple presentation using Beamer. Besides Beamer, the only package I am explicitly using is minted, for ...
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How to install font from the font catalogue in Debian

As it seems many users have a problem with this in Debian and/or Ubuntu. I have not seen a good an straightforward guide in various forums. Finally I found it out, just by reading the documentation. ...
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telling luaotfload where to look for fonts

The documentation of luaotfload states that on Linux fontconfig is used to find the font locations. However all fonts I install in /usr/share/local/fonts edit: /usr/local/share/fonts(as I don't want ...
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LaTeX IDE with git [duplicate]

I currently use Texmaker when working with LaTeX. I often use Git as well with LaTeX. I was wondering if there is an IDE similar to Texmaker which supports Git. Thanks. P.S. I use Ubuntu.
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Which texmf directory to use for non-texlive deb-package [closed]

I'd like to provide a collection of packages/classes/fonts in a custom .deb package, i.e. that is not part of texlive. Which directory should I choose for installing? texlive tells me to use ...
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How to install the latest version of microtype (v. 2.5) in Linux (Ubuntu)?

How to install the latest version of microtype (v. 2.5) in Linux (Ubuntu) ? (also, is v. 2.5 still in beta?) Edit I'm using this ppa https://launchpad.net/~texlive-backports/+archive/ppa/ which ...
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compiling pdflatex from the terminal in vim [closed]

A file I can compile in Texmaker won't compile after editing in Vim. I am giving the error hw9problem1xplot can't be found. This is from an includegraphics command. However, the pdf image file is ...
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Error finding callig15 [closed]

The font calligra is not working on my system (Ubuntu, installed LaTeX by installing Texmaker, which installs the dependencies). When I try to compile this minimal example at the command line, ...
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gnuplot, ubuntu 12.10, kile, texlive2012 [closed]

How can I download and install gnuplot for ubuntu 12.10? I can't find it on the software center or in repositories. Maybe I am not calling it right.
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smartdiagram 0.2 / xparse / Kubuntu

I have a package dependency problem on Kubuntu 12.10. I have installed Texlive2012 from the known ppa. The brandnew "smartdiagram 0.2" package has a dependency for xparse. This package does not exist ...
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A complete Biblatex example - from start to end

I've just joined this site and recently started using LaTeX so please excuse me if I come across as a little naive of anything. I installed TexMaker in Windows 7 and tried to follow this example: ...
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latexmk separate build directory

I'm trying to use latexmk for the first time in Ubuntu. My project directory is the following: Project src build images In the src directory are the .tex and .bib files. I want the .aux, .bbl, ...
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How to use arara with TeXworks

I'm trying to use arara with TeXworks in Ubuntu 12.10 (TeX Live 2012). I've been searching all over the web but couldn't get it working. First: I'm not sure how to correctly implement arara: Should ...
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How do I manually install the necessary packages to get TeXmaker to work? And in which directory do I put them? [duplicate]

I use Ubuntu 12.04 and I'm just getting started with TeXmaker. However, I need to get the library/package (what's the difference anyway?) for it to work and I'm having trouble with finding it in the ...
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How to use Ubuntu font with TeXLive 2012?

I really like the Ubuntu sans font, I want it be the section and title font as a replacement of Linux-Biolinum? With Ubuntu 12.04 LTS + Texlive 2012, how to figure this out?
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Using microtype protrusion with XeTeX and Ubuntu

I believe I have all the correct versions of the software at hand and installed (v. 2.5 of microtype and .9998 of XeTeX) to get protrusion to work with XeTeX on my Ubuntu system but I keep getting an ...
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Compiling same project gives different result after 2 months [closed]

Ok, here's the deal. In December I finished writing a long document. I compiled it and went on vacations. I get back and after 2 I months compiled the exact same project with absolutely nothing ...
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Problems with TexLive 2012 on Ubuntu after network installation

I totally purged TexLive from my system, and then I installed the latest version of TexLive from the internet installer as described here instead of via the Ubuntu package manager. Next, I installed ...
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Problem installing subcaption package on texlive [closed]

I'm trying to install the subcaption package on TexLive installed on Ubuntu 11.10. When trying to build subcaption.sty, I found that I needed to first download or build several dependencies: ...
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How to use biber with Ubuntu 12.04?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04, TexLive 2012 from backports, TexLive full installation. However, when I try to compile via latexmk, I get an error message that biber is missing. How to get biber working on ...
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How to remove everything related to TeX Live for fresh install on Ubuntu?

How can I remove everything that is related to TeX Live from my Ubuntu 12.04? I first used the backport packages from ppa:texlive-backports/ppa and later the manual install via install-tl-unx.tar.gz. ...
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What's the least dangerous way to upgrade revtex and natbib on Ubuntu?

The version of revtex4-1 that ships with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS is buggy. The latest version of revtex requires the latest version of natbib, newer than what comes with Ubuntu. What's the correct way to ...
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How to use Xetex with Latexila?

I am trying to set up Latexila on Ubuntu 12.04 to output using the Xetex engine. I could not find any reference on the web, so I would like to ask you how to do it.
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Explaining differences between the folder texmf and texmf-texlive in Ubuntu

I have only downloaded a bibtex utility to export the bib entries that cited in the TeX documents. It contains .dtx and .ins, but the instructions is not really clear enough to install it into my ...
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Install texlive

I am trying to install texlive in order to recover files swept away in the process of installing another latex software package. The basic problem is that I want to run tlmgr to recover lost ...