I've posted this yesterday in the Ubuntu StackExchange but I thought why not here too.

I do get the Error

"Could not start the command" 

every time I want to compile a document and I can't explain why. (It hast the addition - "pdflatex -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode %.tex" because this process is supposed to run but Texmaker can't find it?) I have deleted and reinstalled both texlive and texmaker (currently I have the texlive-latex-extra package installed).

I have also created a tex Document with an editor and compiling it to pdf using the terminal and it worked fine, which basically means that I've installed the texlive package the right way?

So I'm really not understanding whats wrong with my installation.

If anything else is needed to solve this Problem I'm happy to give more information.

Thanks in advance!

  • How do you installed TeXLive? With the package manager or from tug.org/texlive/ ?? – user2478 Nov 15 '18 at 9:00
  • I have installed it via the package manager in the terminal. Is tug.org/texlive/ the better way to go? Right now I'm trying to install the texlive-full package. – sncyth Nov 15 '18 at 9:16
  • How exactly did you add TeXLive to the PATH and hos do you start TeXMaker? This situation usually comes from users adding the PATH change to .bashrc and starting TeXMaker from a menu or similar. Add the PATH change to .profile log out and in again and try once more. (we see this problem a lot) – daleif Nov 15 '18 at 9:20
  • If you installed it with the package manager then pdflatex should be found. What is the output of which pdflatex in a terminal?? – user2478 Nov 15 '18 at 9:30
  • Usually I start Texmaker by clicking on the shortcut after searching for it. This time after a new installation I started it in the terminal. Here is a screenshot of my "configure texmaker" window imgur.com/a/EQBVFkG . All my settings are not changed as of yet. Sadly I don't quit understand what you mean with the adding the PATH change to .profile as I'm not so experienced with this kind of topics. Can you go into a little bit more detail? – sncyth Nov 15 '18 at 9:30

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