I am trying to use pstricks with beamer. However everytime I get an error message saying

Package xcolor error undefined color model

I have googled it and tried different solutions but none worked!




*I was trying to copy paste a pstrick format diagram from jpicedt here.*

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    Welcome to TeX.SX! Please add a minimal working example (MWE) that illustrates your problem. It will be much easier for us to reproduce your situation and find out what the issue is when we see compilable code, starting with \documentclass{...} and ending with \end{document}. – user13907 Jun 4 '13 at 13:17
  • It does not work. It compiles if I do not use the pstricks package. Mine is 2.8. 2.9 did not compile. – Bhavish Suarez Jun 4 '13 at 13:48
  • Are you compiling with latex or pdflatex? – Werner Jun 4 '13 at 14:06
  • With latex. pdflatex does not work with pstricks rights? – Bhavish Suarez Jun 4 '13 at 14:15

You loading the package xcolor with the pstricks package. You have to give xcolor some arguments. So try two possible solutions instead of\usepackage{pstricks}




a little more information, but sorry in german http://www.mrunix.de/forums/showthread.php?t=58721

  • I have tried it, I get > Latex error: option clash for package xcolor – Bhavish Suarez Jun 4 '13 at 14:11
  • I have tried different arguments, involving pst for xcolor. Nothing worked. – Bhavish Suarez Jun 4 '13 at 14:11
  • Welcome to TeX.SX! – mafp Jun 4 '13 at 14:25

use before \documentclass{...}


Your example gives with a \listfiles at first line (list at the end of the log file):

*File List*
beamer.cls 2013/01/04 3.26 A class for typesetting presentations (rcs-revi
sion e81e0c94bcc6)
beamerbasercs.sty 2013/01/04 (rcs-revision 9a97a4eee358)
beamerbasemodes.sty 2012/04/15 (rcs-revision cc6557182d97)
beamerbasedecode.sty 2010/05/01 (rcs-revision efa082c6111d)
ifpdf.sty 2011/01/30 v2.3 Provides the ifpdf switch (HO)
beamerbaseoptions.sty 2010/04/27 (rcs-revision 982469101dd6)
keyval.sty 1999/03/16 v1.13 key=value parser (DPC)
geometry.sty 2010/09/12 v5.6 Page Geometry
ifvtex.sty 2010/03/01 v1.5 Detect VTeX and its facilities (HO)
ifxetex.sty 2010/09/12 v0.6 Provides ifxetex conditional
size10.clo 2007/10/19 v1.4h Standard LaTeX file (size option)
pgfcore.sty 2010/04/11 v2.10-cvs (rcs-revision 1.7)
graphicx.sty 1999/02/16 v1.0f Enhanced LaTeX Graphics (DPC,SPQR)
graphics.sty 2009/02/05 v1.0o Standard LaTeX Graphics (DPC,SPQR)
trig.sty 1999/03/16 v1.09 sin cos tan (DPC)
graphics.cfg 2010/04/23 v1.9 graphics configuration of TeX Live
dvips.def 1999/02/16 v3.0i Driver-dependant file (DPC,SPQR)
pgfsys.sty 2010/06/30 v2.10-cvs (rcs-revision 1.37)
pgfrcs.sty 2010/11/07 v2.10-cvs (rcs-revision 1.25)
everyshi.sty 2001/05/15 v3.00 EveryShipout Package (MS)
pgfsyssoftpath.code.tex 2008/07/18 (rcs-revision 1.7)
pgfsysprotocol.code.tex 2006/10/16 (rcs-revision 1.4)
xcolor.sty 2007/01/21 v2.11 LaTeX color extensions (UK)
color.cfg 2007/01/18 v1.5 color configuration of teTeX/TeXLive
xxcolor.sty 2003/10/24 ver 0.1
hyperref.sty 2012/11/06 v6.83m Hypertext links for LaTeX
hobsub-hyperref.sty 2012/05/28 v1.13 Bundle oberdiek, subset hyperref (HO)
hobsub-generic.sty 2012/05/28 v1.13 Bundle oberdiek, subset generic (HO)
hobsub.sty 2012/05/28 v1.13 Construct package bundles (HO)
infwarerr.sty 2010/04/08 v1.3 Providing info/warning/error messages (HO)
ltxcmds.sty 2011/11/09 v1.22 LaTeX kernel commands for general use (HO)
ifluatex.sty 2010/03/01 v1.3 Provides the ifluatex switch (HO)
intcalc.sty 2007/09/27 v1.1 Expandable calculations with integers (HO)
etexcmds.sty 2011/02/16 v1.5 Avoid name clashes with e-TeX commands (HO)
kvsetkeys.sty 2012/04/25 v1.16 Key value parser (HO)
kvdefinekeys.sty 2011/04/07 v1.3 Define keys (HO)
pdftexcmds.sty 2011/11/29 v0.20 Utility functions of pdfTeX for LuaTeX (HO)
pdfescape.sty 2011/11/25 v1.13 Implements pdfTeX's escape features (HO)
bigintcalc.sty 2012/04/08 v1.3 Expandable calculations on big integers (HO)
bitset.sty 2011/01/30 v1.1 Handle bit-vector datatype (HO)
uniquecounter.sty 2011/01/30 v1.2 Provide unlimited unique counter (HO)
letltxmacro.sty 2010/09/02 v1.4 Let assignment for LaTeX macros (HO)
hopatch.sty 2012/05/28 v1.2 Wrapper for package hooks (HO)
xcolor-patch.sty 2011/01/30 xcolor patch
atveryend.sty 2011/06/30 v1.8 Hooks at the very end of document (HO)
atbegshi.sty 2011/10/05 v1.16 At begin shipout hook (HO)
refcount.sty 2011/10/16 v3.4 Data extraction from label references (HO)
hycolor.sty 2011/01/30 v1.7 Color options for hyperref/bookmark (HO)
auxhook.sty 2011/03/04 v1.3 Hooks for auxiliary files (HO)
kvoptions.sty 2011/06/30 v3.11 Key value format for package options (HO)
pd1enc.def 2012/11/06 v6.83m Hyperref: PDFDocEncoding definition (HO)
hyperref.cfg 2002/06/06 v1.2 hyperref configuration of TeXLive
url.sty 2006/04/12 ver 3.3 Verb mode for urls, etc.
hdvips.def 2012/11/06 v6.83m Hyperref driver for dvips
pdfmark.def 2012/11/06 v6.83m Hyperref definitions for pdfmark specials
rerunfilecheck.sty 2011/04/15 v1.7 Rerun checks for auxiliary files (HO)
beamerbaserequires.sty 2010/05/01 (rcs-revision efa082c6111d)
beamerbasecompatibility.sty 2012/05/01 (rcs-revision 67c48b3b652d)
beamerbasefont.sty 2012/09/19 (rcs-revision 733629cd0c6c)
amssymb.sty 2013/01/14 v3.01 AMS font symbols
amsfonts.sty 2013/01/14 v3.01 Basic AMSFonts support
beamerbasetranslator.sty 2010/06/11 (rcs-revision 85fd1cc7fc42)
translator.sty 2010/06/12 ver 1.10
beamerbasemisc.sty 2012/02/24 (rcs-revision 2ff5461be705)
beamerbasetwoscreens.sty 2010/05/01 (rcs-revision efa082c6111d)
beamerbaseoverlay.sty 2012/11/11 (rcs-revision 6afbc49b1109)
beamerbasetitle.sty 2010/09/21 (rcs-revision f0446ed0b6ae)
beamerbasesection.sty 2013/01/04 (rcs-revision 54309ceef997)
beamerbaseframe.sty 2012/12/26 (rcs-revision 1443917db2cf)
beamerbaseverbatim.sty 2012/08/30 (rcs-revision dfdb135076b3)
beamerbaseframesize.sty 2011/09/12 (rcs-revision 70f9d8411e54)
beamerbaseframecomponents.sty 2012/09/13 (rcs-revision dcd846607320)
beamerbasecolor.sty 2010/06/06 (rcs-revision d1a9b48be06d)
beamerbasenotes.sty 2012/12/19 (rcs-revision 1686da3db3c9)
beamerbasetoc.sty 2012/10/02 (rcs-revision 5ed0f4010e8a)
beamerbasetemplates.sty 2010/05/01 (rcs-revision efa082c6111d)
beamerbaseauxtemplates.sty 2012/05/01 (rcs-revision 67c48b3b652d)
beamerbaseboxes.sty 2012/05/13 (rcs-revision 56972908a390)
beamerbaselocalstructure.sty 2012/11/13 (rcs-revision ddfba79dac19)
enumerate.sty 1999/03/05 v3.00 enumerate extensions (DPC)
beamerbasenavigation.sty 2012/04/03 (rcs-revision 42a0f21a412d)
beamerbasetheorems.sty 2010/06/06 (rcs-revision 7e7cc5e53e9d)
amsmath.sty 2013/01/14 v2.14 AMS math features
amstext.sty 2000/06/29 v2.01
amsgen.sty 1999/11/30 v2.0
amsbsy.sty 1999/11/29 v1.2d
amsopn.sty 1999/12/14 v2.01 operator names
amsthm.sty 2004/08/06 v2.20
beamerbasethemes.sty 2010/05/01 (rcs-revision efa082c6111d)
beamerthemedefault.sty 2010/06/17 (rcs-revision d02a7cf4d8ae)
beamerfontthemedefault.sty 2012/12/19 (rcs-revision 1686da3db3c9)
beamercolorthemedefault.sty 2012/12/19 (rcs-revision 1686da3db3c9)
beamerinnerthemedefault.sty 2012/05/01 (rcs-revision 67c48b3b652d)
beamerouterthemedefault.sty 2012/12/19 (rcs-revision 1686da3db3c9)
wasysym.sty 2003/10/30 v2.0 Wasy-2 symbol support package
pgfpages.sty 2011/01/05 ver 0.02
calc.sty 2007/08/22 v4.3 Infix arithmetic (KKT,FJ)
palatino.sty 2005/04/12 PSNFSS-v9.2a (SPQR)
ragged2e.sty 2009/05/21 v2.1 ragged2e Package (MS)
everysel.sty 2011/10/28 v1.2 EverySelectfont Package (MS)
pstricks.sty 2013/05/22 v0.57 LaTeX wrapper for `PSTricks' (RN,HV)
pstricks.tex 2013/05/12 v2.43 `PSTricks' (tvz,hv)
pst-xkey.tex 2005/11/25 v1.6 PSTricks specialization of xkeyval (HA)
xkeyval.sty 2012/10/14 v2.6b package option processing (HA)
xkeyval.tex 2012/10/14 v2.6b key=value parser (HA)
pst-fp.tex 2013/05/12 v2.43 `PST-fp' (hv)
pstricks.pro 2012/10/16 v. 1.15, PostScript prologue file (hv)
pst-algparser.pro 2011/10/31 v. 0.04, PostScript prologue file (hv)
pst-tools.pro 2012/01/01 v. 0.02, PostScript prologue file (hv)
pst-dots.pro 2006/12/19 v. 2.00, PostScript prologue file (hv)
setspace.sty 2011/12/19 v6.7a set line spacing
ot1phv.fd 2001/06/04 scalable font definitions for OT1/phv.
nameref.sty 2012/10/27 v2.43 Cross-referencing by name of section
gettitlestring.sty 2010/12/03 v1.4 Cleanup title references (HO)
  • It does not work either. Is there any other way of inputting flowcharts or other diagrams? – Bhavish Suarez Jun 4 '13 at 14:30
  • It does not work either it not a helpful error message. I have no problem with your example when I correct the two errors. – Herbert Jun 4 '13 at 14:35
  • I got the error message which I had first obtained. Package xcolor error, undefined color model. I've tried various suggestions but nothing works. – Bhavish Suarez Jun 4 '13 at 16:33
  • And how is the undefined color model called? Post the complete error message. – Herbert Jun 4 '13 at 16:42
  • It's the complete message. There's no colour model mentioned there. – Bhavish Suarez Jun 5 '13 at 10:05

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