I am using Ubuntu 11.10 and installed texlive 2012. I was using TEXMAKER and it was nice to use.

Meanwhile I want to try to use Lyx. I installed version 2.00 of Lyx. When I compile simple document in Lyx I get nice output. But when I check the version of texlive, it says 2009/Debian.

I wonder if I can get some help on tuning Lyx so that it use version 2012 rather than 2009 during compilation.

Many thanks in advance.

closed as too localized by Martin Schröder, Heiko Oberdiek, Przemysław Scherwentke, Werner, Mensch Jun 16 '13 at 2:54

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  • There should be settings by which you can declare the binaries used. – Sean Allred Jun 14 '13 at 11:48
  • Ubuntu 11.10 is unsupported. Upgrade. – Martin Schröder Jun 15 '13 at 22:20

LyX just runs "pdflatex yourfile.tex" so this is not a LyX issue. This is a path issue. To use TeX Live 2012 you need the binaries to be found before the 2009 binaries. So export your PATH (e.g. in your /etc/profile) so that this is true. To see what your path currently is, run echo $PATH. Also which and type will be useful for you. e.g. which pdflatex.

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