I just installed Kile on Ubuntu and I can't get it to work.

Even just starting with one of the templates I continue to get the error:

[PDFLaTeX]finished with exit code 1
/usr/share/texmf-texlive/tex/latex/base/input.sty:131:File 'utf8x.def not found.\endinput

I have spent quite a while trying to figure this out...


You can install the Package texlive-latex-extra. That should resolve the problem.

This seems to be a bug in Ubuntu which does not pull in this packet when installing Kile.

  • This bug has been fixed in Ubuntu 12.04. – lanoxx May 22 '12 at 14:33

\usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc} will not work any longer on Ubuntu/Kile. I had the same problem as I updated from 10.04 to 11.11.

Now you simply have to use:


Just remove the x from utf8x.

  • \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} really works. I was getting the error finished with exit code 1 and was not compiling. Now it is giving finished with exit code 2 but the document is compiling. – user31129 Jun 29 '13 at 10:12

Well, without seeing your doc, it is hard to to know what is wrong. Does this test work:

Hello world

if it works, something else is wrong and we'd like to see your doc or a minimal example showing your problem.

I do not thing utf8x and ucs is recommended any more.

BTW: Which TeX Live installation are you using, the Ubuntu one or the one from TUG?

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