I am having issues producing a PDF document from the TeX editor TeXstudio v2.12.14, with MiKTeX v2.9.6930 implementation. My operating system is the Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia distribution. I was having no problems until today when I tried to compile a Tex document I have been working; I received the following message:
Could not Start Build & View:PdfLaTeX: pdflatex.exe -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode.
When I check the LaTeX installation for TeXstudio, I receive the following message in a pop-up box:
Could not start:: pdflatex -version
When I check the latex version at the command line (i.e. latex -v), I get a segmentation fault. The System Report text file I receive after pressing the ok button for the TeXstudio check installation query returns the following, of which I have only included what I think is pertinent (with nothing about the pdflatex version):
which pdflatex: /home/smchartrand/bin/pdflatex
PDFLATEX: pdflatex -version
A Whole Bunch of Other Information...
TeXstudio: Path: /usr/bin/texstudio
Program call: texstudio
Setting file: /home/smchartrand/.config/texstudio/texstudio.ini
A Whole Bunch of Command Configuration Information...
At this point I am at a complete loss at how to proceed, and have spent the last four hours reading posts and trying to figure out the cause. Should I do a clean install of both MiKTeX and TeXstudio? Other suggestions or options. Thanks.