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Biblatex with apa6 package on Ubuntu

I am trying to get the apa6 package to work on Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise). In order to do so, I first installed TeX Live2012 from texlive-backports, and after some trying installed the following packages: ...
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Libertine italic sans-serif missing

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 and installed the Ubuntu package 'texlive-fonts-extra' to be able to use the Libertine font. Everything is working fine except the sans-serif (Linux Biolinum) italic font. I ...
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TeXworks linux vs windows

I have some documents that require extensive use of BibTeX files, and on the windows version of TeXworks there is the possibility of running pdflateX+MakeIndex+BibTeX, which is not present in the ...
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How to install a language package in Texmaker on Ubuntu 12.04?

I'm having problems with the babel language package with TeXmaker could someone propose a fix I've typed in \usepackage[french]{babel} and I get the following error: Package babel Warning: No ...
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LyX: change PDF viewer

In LyX, how can I set Ubuntu's document viewer (Evince) as the preferred PDF reader for the generated PDF files? All of a sudden it started using Okular, which I don't like all that much.
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Fresh install texlive 2012 @ Ubuntu 12.04: tlmgr nowhere to be found

I know this subject has come up quite a few times so far (with different distro's of texlive). See for instance: Missing tlmgr texlive 2012 tlmgr: TeX Live 2011 is frozen forever Texlive installation ...
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How to get mdframed package working correctly?

On a fresh Ubuntu 12.04 64 bits system, I wanted to add the mdframed package to my texlive distribution. After searching in Ubuntu standard repositories without success, I went to the CTAN website to ...
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TeXLive - no latex binary after installation [closed]

I have installed TeXLive 2012 on Ubuntu 12.04 via install-tl and chose a minimal set of packages, so that I could later tlmgr install ... everything I would need with dependencies automatically ...
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PSTricks doesn't work in Linux [closed]

I'm tryng to compile in Linux (Ubuntu 12.04 + Texlive-full) a document using latex>dvips>ps2pdf. This document include graphics in .eps and has a pspicture code. When I compile this document in ...
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Installing MinionPro fonts on Ubuntu 10.04 running TexLive 2012

I followed the instructions to install MinionPro fonts from this website. http://carlo-hamalainen.net/blog/2007/12/11/installing-minion-pro-fonts/ However, when I tried to run the tex file at the ...
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“File `realcalc.tex' not found” - after texlive-generic-extra installed?

Disclosure: my knowledge of LaTeX is extremely limited I am trying to use pdflatex to convert foo.tex to foo.pdf. When I first tried this I got error messages saying I was missing calc.sty so I ...
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XeLaTeX, otf fonts and dotless i

I am on an ubuntu machine with XeLaTeX and have been facing this annoying issue. On setting roman font to any of my otf files (Adobe Jenson Pro, Adobe Garamond Pro etc), the dotless i and j characters ...
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TeX Live — problem with install [Ubuntu, bash]; new packages

I don't know how to install new packages. I've tried to install texLive [I have installed sudo apt-get install texlive-full -- which went correct, but I can not install Tex Live], but after install ...
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LaTeX minimal installation in GNU/Linux distributions (e.g., in Ubuntu and using apt-get)

I am running LaTeX on a Linux VM. I am running a Xubuntu and have very little space to use. I managed to install some of the latex packages without documentation. Currently I am missing fullpage ...
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Need chemnum style, but have the old TeXLive2009 version [closed]

First of all, I am a total beginner with both LaTeX and Ubuntu (and I have no clue about programming etc.), so please explain things in a way that I can follow and thanks in advance for your help and ...
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Command \AtBeginEnvironment already defined

I am pretty new to LaTeX. With windows, Miktex/Texmaker pretty-much takes care of package installation whenever needed, but on Ubuntu I have been downloading needed packages from CTAN and installing ...
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How to install additional LaTeX packages in Debian/Ubuntu

I just installed texlive-latex-base package from official Ubuntu repo, now I have to add some modules (ucs and utf8x) for compiling .pdf files with Cyrillic encoding, so, how to install it? I found ...
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Forward referencing no longer works after porting from MikTex to Ubuntu

I know that you need to rerun latex to resolve references -- it doesn't matter how many times I rerun it -- I get the same warning messages. This sample program: \documentclass[12pt]{article} ...
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Problem compiling with TeXLive

I am a Ubuntu user, and recently I had a problem with my upgrade from an older version of Ubuntu to a newer one, so I had to wipe everything out and start back from scratch. Unfortunately, that ...
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Kile and texlive 2012

Since I was not happy about the choice of texlive 2009 from Ubuntu repositories, I installed texlive 2012 manually from the website. Secondly, I like Kile to write, but when I try to install it, it ...
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texlive-latex-extra and koma-moderncvclassic [closed]

I installed the ubuntu package texlive-latex-extra which contains a latex package "koma-moderncvclassic". However, if I compile a document \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} ...
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texdoc can't find gnome-open (ubuntu 12.04, texlive 2009)

I have a full texlive ubuntu (2009) installation and typing something like texdoc caption returns the following error message: sh: 1: gnome-open: not found if I type texdoc -f, I get the message: ...
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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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Hebrew TeXLive on Ubuntu 12.04 missing fonts

The installation is TeXLive on Ubuntu 12.04. I've been using a variety of source files, some of them extremely simple. I can post if necessary, but thought it might be irrelevant given the seeming ...
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texlive 2011 / ubuntu 12.04 and TeX Live Backports PPA [closed]

I've installed Texlive 2011 in Ubuntu 12.04 (64 bits) following this tuto : http://starlinq.livejournal.com/2542.html I've changed the PATH and so on in the ~/.profil file. But after that, I've ...
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How to install custom sty files where the LaTeX compiler can find them?

I created a custom beamer style. For this I have several .sty files. I am able to install this custom theme on my Ubuntu 12.04 with the standard tex-live provided distribution by putting it my home as ...
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How to update pgf 2.0 to 2.1?

I have installed TikZ/PGF using Synaptic Package Manager. Still it contains version 2.0. Now How do I update it?
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TeXLive dependents?

I know this might not be a question for this forum but for SS; however, someone might give me a hint. This problem happens to me both in Ubuntu and in OS X. When I want to install something (e.g., ...
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Embed video in PDF with beamer under Ubuntu [closed]

I'm stuck in embedding a video into a PDF presentation with beamer. The problem is not the actual tex code, but the fact that I'm using Linux Ubuntu 10.04. The video is not reproduced, with evince it ...
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How do I install context modules in the ubuntu distribution of ConTeXt

Tonight, right before I started trying to compile my dissertation, ConTeXt ate itself. I have determined that the maintained version of ConTeXt in the ubuntu distribution is of appropriate vintage to ...
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Is there a similar manpage for LaTeX packages/template?

In Unix like systems, there are always manpages for the packages installed.When I'm using latex, I have to use some templates or packages. But I'm not familiar with the usage of some package.For ...
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CTAN package 'invoice' on texlive debian/ubuntu

I am trying to use the 'invoice' latex package, which is supposed to be in texlive-latex-extra, however I keep getting the error "invoice.sty not found" at my \usepackage{invoice} line. I installed ...
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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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Package algorithm2e on Ubuntu

I am having some trouble getting a LaTeX document to compile. I would like to use the package algorithm2e. I am working on a machine running Ubuntu. I tried using Texmaker and Gummi (LaTeX editors) ...
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Kile will not work on Ubuntu (utf8x.def)

I just installed Kile on Ubuntu and I can't get it to work. Even just starting with one of the templates I continue to get the error: [PDFLaTeX]finished with exit code 1 ...
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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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How to make the moderncv templates from CTAN work in Ubuntu 11.10

I am trying to use moderncv on Ubuntu 11.10. The class is in texlive-latex-extra but it seems to be an old version and it does not recognize some new commands. I would like to either upgrade the ...
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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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Update Mac binaries on Ubuntu server with tlmgr (TeX Live 2011)

How can I update the Mac binaries of a TeX Live installation on a Ubuntu server? The setup is the following: I have a headless Ubuntu 11.10 server running on which I have installed TeX Live 2011. ...
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What is the difference between install texlive through iso image and through apt-get in Ubuntu?

I'd like install TeX Live, but I'd like know the best option: download the ISO image or install through apt-get command: apt-get texlivefull. I am using Xubuntu 11.10. Is there a significant ...
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How to install minted in Ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install an individual package on a Linux system? I'm very new to Latex and have understood basic concepts. Now I would like to get syntax highlighting. minted ...
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Problem with listings-ext [closed]

I am using listings-ext on Ubuntu 11.10 (with LyX) and listings.cfg defines the style colored-code - which I also use in the LaTeX preamble: \usepackage[style=colored-code]{listings-ext} But ...
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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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Tikz library `external` produces error if package `optional` is loaded?

I'm working on a large document which exceeded the memory capacity of TexLive 2011 so I tried to externalize the tikz images by using it's external library, as described in pgfmanual. I compiled ...
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How do I manually install a package to Texmaker - Ubuntu 10.10+ [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install an individual package on a Linux system? At university we have now been given a bunch of .sty files which fit the university's template. I got it to ...
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PGF doesn't work under Ubuntu 11.10

I updated my Ubuntu to the newest version 11.10 recently. Today when I use PGF again, i find many of my old examples cannot compile. It always give the error information as: ! Package PGF Math Error: ...
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TeXLive won't find files in $HOME/texmf

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 11.10 and was trying to get my custom styles/fonts and the like to work. As on all distributions before, I store them in $HOME/texmf, with a tree structure according to the ...
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TeX Live with Kile in Ubuntu

I have found How to configure kile to run texlive 2011? and this is my problem. I have installed Ubuntu's TeXLive with sudo apt-get install texlive and TeXLive 2011 using the net installer from CTAN ...
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bodegraph on Ubuntu 10.04

I have been trying to get the tex package bodegraph working on my Ubuntu 10.04 machine. First off since Ubuntu ships with Texlive 2009 I had to uninstall the default version and manually install ...