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Insert some simple path in LaTeX document

I'd like to insert some simple linux path inline with the text in my LaTeX document by using basic elements like: \texttt{/usr/share/myspell/dicts/hyph_pl_PL.dic} ..but it failed and this error ...
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TeXworks floating off screen on Ubuntu [on hold]

Whenever I open TeXworks on Ubuntu 14.04 I get this: Then I click Window->Place on Left so that I can resize the window. When the PDF is generated, I need to resize that window also. How do I ...
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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The Debian/Ubuntu packages for TeXlive are usually outdated, sometimes up to several years behind CTAN.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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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TeXlive on ubuntu - fonts in Plain TeX

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 ...
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Installing/Using a new class in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

This question will probably have great intersection with other questions, but I would be grateful for any help or references to relevant answers. I am quite a novice at Ubuntu, I use 12.04.1 LTS. I ...
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Problems in inserting images in LyX

Recently I have installed LyX in my Ubuntu 12.04LTS for the purpose of text editing. But I am facing some problems while inserting images. Whenever I go to the "insert graphics" option, browse the ...
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Create a local texmf tree in Ubuntu

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 which came with TeX Live 2009 pre-installed. I want to create a local texmf tree at the location ~/Dropbox/mylocaltexmf/, so that I can place my own .sty files in my Dropbox ...
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How to compile a file to view in .pdf file in Gummi

I am using Ubuntu 13.04 and I'm new with LaTeX and I don't find that how to compile a Test.tex file to view in .pdf format. How I reach it, need help?
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how to configure epstopdf in ubuntu?

I have a problem with an eps figure in latex. When I try to compile my document I get this error: ! Package pdftex.def Error: File `BD-SDS1-eps-converted-to.pdf' not found. See the pdftex.def ...
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How to resove “job aborted, file error in nonstop mode” error in Texmaker (64-bit)?

First post here. Hope it's not ignorant. I am using Texmaker on Ubuntu 12.10 with PDFlatex. I am running a 64-bit machine. Fresh install of Linux and Texmaker, I am quite used to Texmaker, not sure ...
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Create own central templates

I worked with LaTeX for a short while and now I'd like to create my own templates for e.g. handouts. Here is a example for the beginning of my handout template: ...
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Kile can't locate texmf-dist packages

I was using the default Ubuntu texlive package (plus extras) but it has really outdated versions, and I had to manually download newer versions, texhash, search dependencies, etc. I'm now using ...
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Does Kerkis font work with xelatex?

I'm a confused on whether xelatex and kerkis font can be used together. I'm using Ubuntu 13.10, Tex Live 2013/Debian, and I have the kerkis font installed. Though, if I try to compile the following ...
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Two problems with Emacs and Latex [closed]

The first problem is that when (in AucTex mode) I click the "view dvi" in emacs, xdvi appears for a millisecond and then disappears. Doesn't happen for files that are just a few pages long. When I ...
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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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I can't get minted package to work under Ubuntu (pygments error)

I'm currently using ubuntu13.10, TeXlive and Texmaker editor, and I found out that minted package is the best way to get source code highlighting on LaTeX. So I installed python-pygments via terminal ...
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biblatex control file version newer than expected [closed]

Edit: I found the solution - see below for details. I'm having a problem running biber (see below). $ biber thesis-base INFO - This is Biber 0.9.9 INFO - Logfile is 'thesis-base.blg' INFO - ...
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Best way to install packages for TeXLive in Ubuntu?

I want to install a package (specifically xlop). I'm using TeXLive on Ubuntu, and I don't really know my way around LaTeX. Can apt-get install or something similar be used?
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Manual TexLive install---Texworks collection doesn't show up. Should I just use Ubuntu/Debian Texworks package?

I just installed LaTeX on my system, which is a Linux Mint 16 (Cinnamon) 32-bit installation on a 64-bit Lenovo e420. I originally had used apt-get to install the base Ubuntu package along with ...
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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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What does Tex Live have to do with ruby?

I installed TeXlive for Ubuntu and it changed my ruby installation so that my ruby programs using statsample no longer run. If I repair my ruby installation, what is a good way to install TeXlive ...
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How to install font “lmmath-regular.otf”?

I have downloaded a cv template from here, and I want to use it for my CV. This is the first time I am trying to use tex to do something. I have got stuck with the following error ...
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xelatex: I can't write on file `test.pdf'.

Every so often I'll be working and all of a sudden xelatex won't work, saying "I can't write on file `test.pdf'". But why not? Is it something I did? Did I insult xelatex? Now it won't even compile my ...
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Winefish autocompletion problem

My OS is ubuntu. Winefish does not autocomplete unless I press Ctrl + Space, which is a shortcut to change input method. How to change the shortcut for winefish autocompletion? Any help or suggestions ...
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BibTeX permission denied

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 to Ubuntu 13.10 and had to reinstall TexLive 2013 and TeXWorks. Ordinary typesetting with pdfLaTeX works fine. However, when I try to run BibTeX, the only console ...
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Where does the documentclass command look for class files?

The first line of my latex file is: \documentclass[english,draft]{ectaart} latex fails with the following error: LaTeX Error: File `ectaart.cls' not found. I copied that file to (on my Ubuntu ...
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`media9.sty' not found

I am using Texmaker and Gummi on Ubuntu 12.04. I want to embed videos in my PDFs and have downloaded media9.tds.zip, l3kernel.tds.zip, l3packages.ts.zip and l3experimental.tds.zip. I unzipped and ...
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Emacs Quick View (C-c C-v) fails after upgrading to Ubuntu 11.04

I upgraded to Ubuntu Linux 11.04 yesterday, and I realize that Quick View (C-c C-v) in Emacs, which opened pdf with okular, does not work anymore. C-c C-v does nothing now; I also try to launch it via ...
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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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How to set up forward search: from .tex under Emacs to position .pdf under Okular

I edit .tex file under Emacs and view them with Okular. I have already set up the backward search: from .pdf to .tex by pressing Shift+Left click on the .pdf file. The related part of .emacs file is ...
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Problems in installing the latest edition of Texmaker

I am trying to install Texmaker 4.1 on 32-bit Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I downloaded the file from the official site and I am trying to install by using the following command: sudo dpkg -i ...
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TeXstudio Newest Edition Crashes

I have upgraded to TeXStudio 2.6.6 via the package manager in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS since the one in the repository was way too old. However, when I launch the application and try to open a file or check ...
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Jerus10 font metric (TFM) file not found after installing TexLive 2013

I'll start by saying I'm new to ubuntu and texlive. I just installed texlive2013 and am trying to create a pdf on ubuntu 12.04 TLS. I'm using both English and Hebrew, but neither seam to work: when ...