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I have two versions of Texlive on Ubuntu and I don't know how to indicate that one should be used

I recently ran into a problem when compiling a doc, where latex indicated a missing package, while Ubuntu indicated that it was installed. The missing package in question is pst-node.sty but I think ...
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TeXlive on Ubuntu, and equivs?

I've just installed TeXLive from CTAN on Ubuntu 14.04, and following the instructions set up a local "equivs" so that Ubuntu thinks that TeXLive is properly installed. However, when I use apt-get, ...
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pythontex on Ubuntu 14.04

After installing the package pythontex via latex pythontex.ins, I tried the following example to test it: \documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{amsmath} ...
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tlmgr cannot setup TLPDB

I'm trying to update my installation of texlive 2013 under Ubuntu 13.10. However, I followed the instruction on this answer, but I get an error (running on Debian, switching to user mode!) ...
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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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No hebrew shows in DVI (CTRL+D)

I've installed LyX with culmus-latex on Ubuntu 14.04 and set settings according to this tutorial: http://gadial.net/Documents/LyX%20Guide.pdf My problem is that when I preview some document in hebrew ...
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Which packages come standard with Ubuntu's `texlive` package? [duplicate]

Is a list published somewhere of which macro packages come standard with texlive? Specifically, I am considering installing the texlive package (not texlive-full) in Ubuntu. I'd like to know if ...
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Latex can't find .sty files altough packages are installed — TexLive, Ubuntu 12.04

I just installed TexLive on a i386 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS machine. Now when I try to compile a TeX file I get following error message: ! LaTeX Error: File `caption.sty' not found. kpsewhich caption.sty ...
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note move from right to down

There is a project ubuntu-manual. Result of PDF here. But note are of right. How is this note move from right to down? Thanks!
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TexStudio Autosave Recovery Question

So I was using Texstudio to write an article and the computer just froze. I had to restart the computer, my 2 hour work was gone. I was stupid enough to not save it at all... Does anyone know if ...
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Cannot set local Tex path on ubuntu with “vanilla” TeX Live

Using manual installation of TeX Live on Ubuntu (i.e. not via repos) I cannot seem to get LaTeX to look through my local tex directory path. I've set TEXMFHOME using sudo tlmgr conf texmf TEXMFHOME ...
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Uninstalling STIX Fonts

I recently installed the texlive-full package, and want to uninstall the STIX fonts because they are interfering with my MathJax rendering. What is the terminal command to uninstall them? (I'm using ...
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TeX Live error on Ubuntu 10.04: pdflatex.fmt doesn't match pdftex.pool

I recently installed Ubuntu 10.04 over-top of Ubuntu 9.04, preserving my /home partition, but aside from that partition, it was a fresh install. I installed the texlive package (2009-7) from Ubuntu's ...
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Cannot compile latex on Ubuntu 14.04

I used Ubuntu 14.04. I install latex live full: sudo apt-get install texlive-full I typed: pdflatex file.tex and get this error: ! Undefined control sequence. \GenericError ... #4 \errhelp ...
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Texmaker vs TeXstudio (comparison) [closed]

I would like to use either Texmaker or TeXstudio in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I want to use the latest version available via some PPA (not something installed "by hand" or even compiled!). I would like to use ...
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Safe installation of Texmaker Ubuntu 12.04

Is it safe to install Texmaker from Ubuntu Software Center? It is outdated and a newer version is available from the Texmaker projekt website, but I really do not want to install software from ...
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Use Revtex 4.1 in Lyx or simply on linux

I am new to latex under Linux and I recently installed LyX on an Ubuntu derivative and as we all know a lot of the provided templates don't work, one particular one that I am really interested in ...
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Ubuntu: beamer not working

I used to be a regular latex user but haven't touched it in the last two years due to being out of academia. So sorry for what might be a stupid question. I want to create a beamer presentation. Here ...
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texhash: command not found

I'm trying to manually install a package on ubuntu, but neither the sudo texhash nor the sudo mktexlsr command is found by the terminal. which texhash returns ...
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Setup SyncTeX with Emacs

I want to setup SyncTeX with Emacs, or, more specifically, with AUCTeX, and Evince in Ubuntu. How can I do that? I would like both forward search (from source to output) and inverse search (from ...
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Texmaker generated pdf file not showing the position of cursor

I am compiling LaTeX files with Texmaker on Ubuntu 12.04 system. When I run pdflatex and then view the pdf file (internal), it does not show me the exact place where I am editing on Texmaker i.e. ...
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Error when using luaotfload-tool

i am trying to install Myriad Pro at my Ubuntu PC to use it with Lualatex and fontspec. The font is correctly installed and can be used in LibreOffice. fc-list | grep -i myriad -> Myriad ...
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'biblatex.sty' not found - although package is installed [closed]

When I want to include the biblatex package I always get the error-message above. Here are some basic information: I'm using Ubuntu 14.04LTS and have installed Texlive with the Ubuntu ...
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TexStudio Menu is not fully visible

I have installed Live Tex full in Ubuntu 12.04 with which Texstudio 2.7.0 is installed. However, there is no visible icon on the menu bars. They exist on the task bar and are clickable, but there is ...
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TeX and Ubuntu coming from OS-X

I'm new to Ubuntu (using 12.04) coming from OS-X 10.8 and .9. I've been using LaTeX on OS-X using the TeXWorks editor. When I tried to install TeXLive on Ubuntu 12.4 it seems to have installed okay ...
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(k)ubuntu, TeXLive manually installed, tlmgr not working

(Summary: tmlgr was not working in a typical manual (non-apt) install of TeXLive in Ubuntu.) In Kubuntu, I used install-tl-unx.tar.gz, and install-tl --gui=text to make a basic install. That is, I ...
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Xetex does not use any of my installed fonts in Beamer document

I recently upgraded to Xubuntu 14.04 which has texlive 2013 in the repositories. Before, I used Ubuntu 12.04 with texlive 2012. Everything works except that when I compile my XeTeX documents they ...
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After upgrading ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10, latex compiling errors

After upgrading the ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10, when I try the following command in terminal $ latex *.tex or $ pdflatex *.tex . I give the following error with MWE: This is pdfTeX, Version ...
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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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elsarticle.cls not found when using TexMaker, but texlive-latex-extra is installed

I am trying to get my TeX document to build. I know this works because I've done it on another system, but I recently put Lubuntu on my linux partition, so everything is new again. I've installed ...
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Where to type command line to compile Latex on Ubuntu? [closed]

(Please forgive me if this question is so simple or looks stupid) I want to run Latex on Ubuntu. It is said that we use similar commands as those used in Windows OS, (e.g. pdflatex file.tex, ...) ...
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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 ...
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Problem with table in matlab2tikz on Ubuntu [closed]

I have been using matlab2tikz last year on mac and it worked perfectly fine. Now I'm using it on Ubuntu and encounter some problems. FYI in installed texlive-full which does include pgf 2.1 and in my ...
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Problem installing culmus-latex on ubuntu 12.04

I'm trying to get Hebrew to work for my LaTeX/LyX on Ubuntu 12.04. I have TeX Live 2012 installed and the Hebrew works for that. Then I followed the instructions for installing LyX + Hebrew support, ...
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Xubuntu 12.04 + Tex Live 2012 no biblatex binary and no biber

I am getting really confused now. I installed Tex Live 2012 on my Xubuntu 12.04 with a backport and I installed TexMaker. I could user PdfLatex right away and it generated everything I needed except ...
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Ubuntu 13, TeXLIve and home made package [duplicate]

I would like to install an homemade package ? With MacTeX, I put my package in texmf-local and then simply use texhash. Under Ubuntu, I have to use the plain path sudo ...
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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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I want to start using LaTeX on Ubuntu. Where do I start?

There are many different kind of options that you can do in order to start using LaTeX on Ubuntu. I would prefer doing that through Eclipse, but if there is a better way of doing it, feel free to ...
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TeXmaker in Ubuntu does not autocomplete bibliography items

I was using TeXstudio in Windows, now I switched to TeXmaker in Ubuntu. I love it, but one thing is missing. In TeXstudio, whenever I type \cite{ the autocomplete window appeared with the name of my ...
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Migrating from Ubuntu repository TeX to TeX Live?

I installed TeX Live 2013 from CTAN by following the instructions here: How to install "vanilla" TeXLive on Debian or Ubuntu? And it's all working very nicely. However, what I didn't do ...
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TeXstudio and `bundledoc`, `snapshot`, and `arlatex` packages

I'd like to configure my installation of texstudio so that it uses arlatex, bundledoc, snapshot ``, viz. Reading and acting upon snapshot's .dep files; writing to bundledoc-generated .tar.gz files; ...
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fontspec cannot find fonts on Ubuntu

I recently migrated to Ubuntu from Mac OS. I installed TexLive and it works. However, fontspec doesn't work, no matter what fonts I use. This goes for fonts native to Ubuntu and fonts that I have ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 *.sty and *.cls files are missing?

I just installed Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 on my laptop: sudo apt-get install texlive texlive-lang-german texlive-lang-english texlive-doc-en texlive-doc-de texlive-latex-extra latexmk Everything seemed to ...
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Error: \Undefined control sequence \setmainfont in Ubuntu 12.04

I am getting error on compiling following Latex code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{Code2000} \begin{document} abc \end{document} Error: \Undefined control sequence ...
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TeXlive on ubuntu - fonts in Plain TeX [closed]

I've reinstalled my system recently (now I use ubuntu 12.04) and have problem with fonts in Plain TeX I use texlive and texlive-lang-czechslovak. Apparently with UTF-8 encoding (pdf)csplain is not ...
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Missing font in ubuntu (SimSun)

Previously I complied my file using Xelatex in window 7 using Miktex and it works fine. Now I install TexLive 2009 in Ubuntu 12.04 and compile the same file again, but the following error occurs after ...
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Font problem - errors returned

I am using Ubuntu as OS. When I try to run a tex code, I receive this error from Textmaker : ! Font T1/ppl/m/n/12=pplr8t at 12.0pt not loadable: Metric (TFM) file not found ! Font ...
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Why do viewPDF failed to start?

I have just started to work with Latex in Ubuntu environment using Kile. I can produce a pdf file in the working directory hwoever I get an error message when I built the program: [ViewPDF] failed ...
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undefined control sequence when compiling on Ubuntu (no problem with OSX)

I am trying to compile my CV latex file which works fine with a slightly out of date version of Mac OSX. My new computer is running Ubuntu 13.10 with all of the latest updates and all of the Latex ...
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Trouble with pgfplots and ubuntu [duplicate]

Using writelatex (because I was at work where I had to use a windows machine which did not have a working Latex setup) I was able to produce some relatively nice-looking graphics using pgfplots. My ...