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No color profile found for RGB screen colors

I am using Texmaker and when building tex file I get the following error: No color profile found for RGB screen colors The files is compiled correctly, it seems that the Texmaker has issue with ...
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Package fontenc Error: Encoding file `eu2enc.def' not found

I got this error while running my tex file in XeLaTeX. For recovering this i install fonts by running following code : sudo apt-get install texlive-full sudo apt-get install ...
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“Log file not found” error for new files

I use Texmaker 4.1 under Ubuntu 14.04. Recently I have to reinstall all LaTeX distributions (LaTeX itself, TeXmaker, additional packages). There are no problems to compile a file that was previously ...
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AuCTeX doens't compile inline equations

I installed on my Ubuntu emacs and AuCTeX (by sudo apt-get install emacs; apt-get install auctex) and when I want to get the preview I get it only for display-style. Here is a screen shot of MWE, Is ...
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Texmaker generated pdf file of multi-file latex not showing the position of cursor

I am compiling LaTeX files with Texmaker on Ubuntu 14.04 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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epstopdf not working even with pdflatex -shell-escape command

following on from suggestions in this thread: epspdfconversion isn't working I have tried to convert an eps image to pdf using the suggestions below: In the configuring for pdflatex: pdflatex ...
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Download and installation of LaTex for Linux Ubuntu [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu and I want to download and install LaTeX, what should I choose and where can I find it? Thanks.
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Kile project setup bug

I tried to make a project setup in Kile, making the XeLaTeX command output directory ../output as an experiment. It 1) didn't work and 2) can't be changed back. Now whenever I try to run the command, ...
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mhchem wants expl3

I am on Ubuntu using TexLive and I cannot compile this .tex file: \documentclass[ letter, 12pt %% set default font size to 12 point ]{scrartcl} %% article, see KOMA documentation ...
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How to update a package?

I am loading in my file .tex \usepackage{pgfplots} \usepgfplotslibrary{fillbetween} but I get this error: This is pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.5-1.40.14 (TeX Live 2013/Debian) restricted \write18 ...
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Following .Rnw works fine in RStudio but throws error in LyX

This .Rnw compiles fine in RStudio Version 0.99.862 \documentclass{book} \usepackage{Rd} % Rstudio will be able to find this .sty file \begin{document} <<label=Test, echo=FALSE, ...
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Using minted package on Ubuntu: .w18 file not found error

I am trying to run the following code through XeLaTeX, using the -shell-escape option: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{minted} \begin{document} \end{document} The file is named guess.tex and ...
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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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How to install texlive on ubuntu and how can I locate texlive after installation? [duplicate]

Months ago, I successfully installed TeXLive on ubuntu 12.04. Weeks ago, I updated my system from 12.04 to 14.04 but my TeXLive stopped work. So, I tried to uninstall my TeXLive and install it again. ...
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Linux Libertine does not show Cyrillic small caps (XeLaTeX)

I'm trying to output any non-latin (in this particular case Cyrillic) small caps with XeLaTex using the following source code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont[ ...
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Can I download CTAN packages from the command-line? (Ubuntu)

I'm reading this, where one of the respondents says to "get a package from CTAN". There are no installation instructions in the package mentioned. I've installed texlive-full and use the long-term ...
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Latex in Ubuntu - alternative to Adobe Acrobat [closed]

I am using Ubuntu and write in latex. I have to create a pdf-file with a password protection. The resulting file must be compatible to adobe acrobat/windows. That means that the person I give the file ...
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Lyx does not compile to PDF [closed]

when i try to export to pdf i get the following error: LaTeX Error: File `luaotfload.sty' not found. so it seems i'm missing some Latex files. i tried the following solutions: ...
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How to install cyrtimes.sty for Texmaker with installed texlive-full at Linux Mint (Ubuntu)

I had some troubles with TeX packages installation for my minimal configuration, so I decided to install texlive-full. After that I can't build my document anymore because of missed very basic package ...
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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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Undefined control sequence \gll in covington.sty After Ubuntu Upgrade

After upgrading to Ubuntu 15.10, I'm now getting the following error when compiling my document with pdflatex: ! Undefined control sequence. \@selfnt ...malsize \@normalsize \else \@currsize ...
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How can I install the tikz-cd package on Ubuntu?

I have certain codes written in LaTeX with several diagrams in tikz-cd. I must compile these codes in other computer (with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS) and when I compile appear this error: tikz-cd.sty not ...
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TexStudio QT4-Ubuntu, why there vertical line dividing my editor into two halves?

I am currently using TeXstudio 2.10.4 Qt4 under Ubuntu 15.10. My problem is there is a vertical line divides my editor into two halves as in the screen-shot below, any idea how to remove it? Thanks, ...
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how to update texlive ubuntu14.04 to 2015 [duplicate]

I have texlive 2013 in ubuntu 14.04 I want promoted to texlive 2015 ?
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Use Ubuntu System fonts

I found several answers regarding windows, but nothing on Linux. I'm using Ubuntu and for right now, I simply want to use the fonts already installed on my computer for my PDF getting generated from a ...
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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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Can we give file address path instead of file name in latex for .bib file in ubuntu

Can I make one .bib file and keep it in one location and add the file path to this location in all my papers for references. \bibliography{/home/dell/Desktop/authors} Is it allowed instead of ...
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write TeX log files in Ubuntu with certain permissions [closed]

Is it possible to give the files. including log files, written during pdfLaTeX compilation certain permissions in Ubuntu (e.g. -rwxrwxr-x) in advance?
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rubber not compiling

I have a make file which uses rubber to compile LaTeX files. I recently upgraded Ubuntu to 15.10, and after upgrading, I receive the following error when trying to run rubber on a document. My ...
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User defined Quick Build command (sage) does not work in Texmaker

I use LaTex a lot in Ubuntu 14.04. Recently I came to know about the sagetex package and installed sage-6.8-x86_64-Linux . Suppose the tex file is example.tex , then one has to run the following ...
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Command tlmgr not working in Ubuntu 14.04

I've installed (in Ubuntu 14.04) not full version of TeX Live (cause the full version is very large). When I'm trying to install some packages using tlmgr I'm getting a message "(running on ...
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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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How can I tell which Latex (MikTex or TexLive) I have installed on Ubuntu?

I have installed TexMaker, and the compilation works. But my memory is weak and I don't recall which Latex I have installed. All this is too taxing on my memory...
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Installing latex standalone in ubuntu for humans

Ubuntu is the most popular Linux flavour around, Latex is the gold standard for scientific writing and printing a standalone figure, table, whatever should be a nobrainer. And yet, installing the ...
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Working on same project from different machines

Is it possible to work on a project from different machines? I usually work on my thesis at home, but I'm considering to go to a library to work from there with their computers. At home I use ...
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Spiritus asper works on Debian, not on Ubuntu

I'm trying to typeset the following: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage[LGR]{fontenc} \newcommand{\textgreek}[1]{\begingroup\fontencoding{LGR}\selectfont#1\endgroup} \begin{document} ...
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tlmgr and apt-get

I use LaTeX on a computer running Ubuntu Linux 14. To install the extension 'standalone', I can do apt-get I could determine that 'standalone' extension is included in the 'texlive-latex-extra' ...
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How should I install the fullpage package under Ubuntu?

I am using Ubuntu Software Center. I found the package, click Install and it says that the package is installed. BUT when I tried to compile my .tex file it says LaTeX Error: File `fullpage.sty' ...
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Lyx only properly works as root in ubuntu

I recently updated my ubuntu to 15.04, since then if i open lyx not as root i cannot save files or change documents settings. Only when i run it with root privileges i can change documents settings ...
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Configuring texlive-binaries

I got some problem with texlive which made me purge it. The point is it seems impossible for me to have it back ! Trying to install texlive-full package on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with aptitude, the ...
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Texliveonfly is not relocatable so it isn't being installed by tlmgr

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and I want to be able to use texliveonfly with Texmaker. However when I use sudo tlmgr install texliveonflyI get an error saying it's not relocatable and hence I cannot install ...
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Need help installing the ulsy package in ubuntu 14.04LTS [duplicate]

I'm trying to install ulsy in order to use its blitz symbols for proofs by contradiction. I downloaded the metafont source from CTAN: https://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/fonts/ulsy?lang=en I then ...
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What is the difference between compiling options in texmaker and wich one to choose [duplicate]

i began learning lateX 3 days ago to make my training report ... i'm using texmaker in UBUNTU 14.04 I was compiling my files using quick build option in compilation menu and i was wondering what do ...
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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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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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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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Ubuntu14: TexLive2014: How to install extra packages?

I'm using Ubuntu 14 LTS. I (fully) installed TexLive2013 then I (fully) uninstalled it in order to install TexLive2014 which I did it from an .iso file succesfully. Now I want to install an extra ...
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Splitting pdf file pages from middle of each page into two pages [closed]

I wonder how to split a pdf file pages from middle of each page into two pages (See here for reference). In past I was using pdfscissor in Windows 7 and Gscan2pdf and ScanTailor in Ubuntu 14.04. Now ...
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Where does the package fontspec look for OpenType fonts, especially FontAwesome.otf?

I have a supposedly trivial question and I'm having a hard time finding an answer. How can I determine the directories where fontspec is looking for OTF files? I want to edit FontAwesome.otf with ...
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MinionPro % character not being properly rendered [closed]

After installing MinionPro following instructions from https://toihoctap.wordpress.com/2013/02/20/install-minionpro-font-for-texlive-2012-in-ubuntu-12-04-lts/ % signs aren't being properly rendered, ...