I have tried sudo apt-get install texmaker, I have tried the software center, I have tried downloading the latest version from their website and everything results in the exact same behavior, I try to run texmaker and then it disappears from the toolbar.

I am not sure if this is a new thing or not because nothing suggested from other sources online has worked for me.

  • (1) welcome, (2) since other Ubuntu users does not seem to have any problems, could you a bit (or a lot) more specific. Have you tried running it from a terminal? Just run the command texmaker. Note, run it in a terminal, not as run command (that is via the F keys or something, I never use run command ). Running it from a terminal may reveal a lot more details as to why it fails – daleif Feb 7 '18 at 8:06
  • I get this error: texmaker: symbol lookup error: texmaker: undefined symbol: synctex_next_result – Jonathan Feb 7 '18 at 8:33
  • Did you google the error? I got this hit: tex.stackexchange.com/q/392278/3929 – daleif Feb 7 '18 at 9:23
  • I apologize for the late comment, but I am not sure exactly how to resolve this issue. In that question, no information is given as to what version of texlive I need to install and how to remove texlive from my computer without causing any conflicts. I installed texworks and it works fine, I do not understand why I need to install an older version to make texmaker work. Why hasn't texmaker updated itself, or is there some version out there already that I am missing out? – Jonathan Feb 9 '18 at 5:29
  • I don't use it so cannot help there. It sounds quite strange that it would not work of the bat. But I have had several windows users who went back to version 4.5 because they did not like version 5 (either the look, or because the viewer crashed oncertain docs). Have you given texstudio a try (it has the same base idea as texmaker but more features) – daleif Feb 9 '18 at 7:07

Your libsynctex1 package is too recent thus texmaker does not recognize it. Install aptitude then lookup the version then downgrade it as below:

sudo apt install aptitude
aptitude versions libsynctex1
sudo aptitude install libsynctex1=2015.20160222.37495-1 

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