I am getting the abovementioned error when compiling a moderncv file in Texmaker. I recently switched to Windows 10.

I have tried the solutions mentioned here and here but nothing worked. I am completely clueless what else I could try.

Do I need to install FontAwesome seperately as a font on my system?

  • I updated from Windows 8.1. I haven't installed MikTeX new but have updated all packages.
    – C.Carl
    Sep 13, 2015 at 17:28
  • I did, I even restarted my computer afterwards. But I can try again.
    – C.Carl
    Sep 14, 2015 at 5:16

3 Answers 3


I have the same problem here.

I think, the problem is, that the 'casual' of modernvc uses the fontawesome package, which only works with lualatex or xelatex.

When using


instead of


it works for me.

See also this answer: How to use fontawesome-package in moderncv?

Since I like the 'casual' more than 'classic' I am still looking for a way to use it without fontawesome.

  • The more recent version fontawesome allows usage under pdfLaTeX.
    – Werner
    Oct 5, 2015 at 13:43
  • @Werner: Thanks, you are right. I made an update of ALL my tex packages, and it suddenly works. Just updating fontawesome was not enough, i still got the "600" error.
    – Stiefel
    Oct 5, 2015 at 19:29

A manual activation using \usepackage{fontawesome} in the line just below \documentclass fixed the error for me.

Previously I tried reinstalling moderncv and fontawesome via Miktex-Console (Admin). I use pdfLaTeX.


I had the same problem with the font-awesome package. I needed to tell my TEX engine where to find the Map file for the font-awesome font. Running

updmap-sys --enable Map fontawesome.map   

(inside /usr/share/texmf-dist/tex/fontawesome/map)

fixed it for me.

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