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Ubuntu is a Linux distribution based on Debian. It includes TeX and Friends in the form of the TeX Live distribution. Note that http://askubuntu.com is specifically dedicated to Ubuntu questions.

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Unicode character ✰ (U+2730) not set up for use with LaTeX

I faced the error "Unicode character ✰ (U+2730) not set up for use with LaTeX." in my latex document. However, I didn't find the "shadowed star" in my code even though I didn't ...
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LaTeX-vim live preview using Ubuntu vm on windows - what's your setup?

Question is pretty self explanatory. I'm using a virtual machine on my pc - either the Ubuntu app on the windows store or wsl through windows terminal, and I'm looking for a setup guide with live ...
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slashbox.sty not found error

When compiling with Kile I get the error LaTeX Error: File 'slashbox.sty' not found.
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Issues with libertine package [duplicate]

I would like to print a file (in Linux) and I get the following error I have tried manually installing libertine but I have failed to do so. When I dowloaded the zip folder, I extracted it, and then ...
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luatex doesn't stop on error on Windows, but does on ubuntu

I use TeXworks on Win7 (Version 0.6.5, MikTex 21.1) and TeXworks on Ubuntu (Version 0.6.5, "launchpad"). And I have a tex file with an error (undeclared control sequence). Running luatex (1....
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Siunitx qty in TexStudio not working

I try to use the siunitx package in TeXstudio, as far as I know \si is the old version and \qty is the new version. I tried following: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{siunitx} \begin{document} \...
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Building the project continues indefinitely

I installed texlive on my laptop (ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS) using the command: sudo apt install texlive-latex-extra and then I installed sudo apt-get install latexmk. I also use plug in VS code - latex ...
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LaTeX on Ubuntu 20.04 giving "overfull \vbox" errors when using \includegraphics, \textwidth

I'm using LaTeX on Ubuntu 20.04 (for details see below). I never really had any trouble, but today I started getting unexpected Badbox warnings when using \includegraphics: Overfull \vbox (10.0pt too ...
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Texmaker cannot execute pdflatex

I set up a new Latex-installation on my ubuntu system and installed Texmaker. However, Texmaker seems to have problems resolving the commands pdflatex etc. I wanted the newest version of latex so I ...
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Slow pdflatex in ubuntu 20.04

I'm compiling the same 14000-pages file on a new X1 Gen 9 with ubuntu 20.04 and on an older X1 Gen 4 with ubuntu 16.04, the first is significantly slower (no other heavy tasks in parallel). Some ...
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Compilation error since upgrade to Ubuntu 21.10

I get an error when I try to compile my LaTeX script. I did not make any change to the script. The only thing new (I guess) is that I upgraded my OS from Ubuntu 20.04 to Ubuntu 21.10. Below is the ...
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Using TexLive with TexWorks on Ubuntu 21.10 and installing packages on the fly

All of my previous Tex experience has been with the MiKTex distribution. However, I recently installed Ubuntu 21.10 and it appears that MiKTex is not compatible with this version of Ubuntu yet. ...
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How do I get texlive to work? (Ubuntu)

I am working on Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS. I want to work with TEXstudio. When trying to build my pdf I get error messages like: File 'biblatex.sty' not found. \addbibresource or File 'blindtext.sty' not ...
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How to manually remove LaTeX packages in Ubuntu (installed from Debian Repositories)

My laptop (OS: Ubuntu xenial) has a very small disk space (16 GB) so I installed one of the texlive packages (via Debian Repositories using apt). I needed certain features that forced me to download ...
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TeX Studio won't recognize biblatex package

I am using TeX Studio on a linux computer (Ubuntu 18.04) with texlive. Inside TeX Studio, Whenever I try to build a document that uses the biblatex package, I get the error "File biblatex.sty not ...
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TexStudio Error: Could not start the command: biber "..."

I have a problem in TeXstudio that I cannot run biber. I get the following error message. Error: Could not start the command: biber ... Biber is installed on my PC with POP!_OS 21.04 / Ubuntu Linux. ...
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tlmgr: Cannot load TeX Live database from

I recently installed Tex Live 2021 (on ubuntu 16.04) and it partially works but now I am running into trouble when I try to install packages. I haven't seen my combination of problems anywhere here so ...
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texdoc with miktex isn't working on ubuntu 20.04

I'm using miktex 4.2.1 on Ubuntu 20.04. When I tried to texdoc ctex, it came out the following errors: Info: Running Texdoc not installed in the current TEXMFMAIN. /usr/bin/texdoc:41: module '...
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Texmaker uses 100% of a core indefinitely after the compile is complete

I'm using TexMaker on ubuntu 18.04 to write my PhD thesis. As of today I've noticed that when I compile my document, one of my CPU cores remains at 100% utilisation, even after the compilation has ...
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Does texlive-full install beside texlive or over it?

I installed texlive, but I changed my mind and now I would like to install texlive-full. I'm wondering if I can just install texlive-full now, and it will just skip over everything that's already ...
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Spell checking in Spanish on LyX not working

The spell checking works in English, but not in any other language. In particular I am interested in Spanish. I have LyX 2.3.6.1 in Ubuntu 20.04 configured like this: If I change "Language" ...
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Why did my installation of the upstream version of TexLive 2021 fail on Ubuntu?

I downloaded the archive, unpacked it, changed to the parrent directory and executed: ./install-tl. I chose the option D, specified the directory /home/jerzy/texlive and proceeded with the ...
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I cannot compile any tex file with pdflatex? (problem started today) How can I solve it?

I am using ubuntu 18.04. I downloaded miktex console 2 days ago to download some latex packages I wasn't able to. It was working fine. Today it was also working. But all of a sudden I started getting ...
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Can't complete texlive install

I'm trying to install tex live in Ubuntu 20.04. In a terminal: sudo apt-get install texlive-full but I didn't realize there wasn't enough space, so I get an error during install. Now, I have no clue ...
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TeXStudio: "File `biblatex.sty` not found"

Here comes a minimal-working example that does not run through for me on Ubuntu using TeXStudio: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{biblatex} \begin{document} Hi \end{document} The error message ...
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Lyx vs Texlive 2021 on Ubuntu

I made a fresh install of texlive 2021 on Ubuntu 21.04 and removed an ancient version of Lyx . Now I am trying to install a newer version of Lyx, but I can't. From the Ubuntu Software application I ...
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Errors when compiling Elsevier's cas-dc-template on texmaker using texlive 2017/Debian

I downloaded this template from Elsevier. Tried to compile it. On the first attempt, I get the following Error: ! Use of \@xfootnotenext doesn't match its definition. And it says from Line 172. On ...
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Can't get local file link in citation to work

Directory tree . ├── bibliography.bib ├── Makefile ├── reference │   └── test_reference.tex └── test.tex File Contents bibliography.bib @misc{ reference, title={Reference title}, author={...
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Weird error with `tlmgr` on virtual Ubuntu machine. No idea where to start

I would like to use tlmgr on a Windows Subsystem for Linux virtual machine with Ubuntu installed in order to manage installation of packages on my current LaTeX installation. I have noticed that most, ...
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How to move a TeXLive installation from a Linux 32 bit machine to another one

Two Linux machines with the same Linux OS version and architecture (32 bit) are given. Is there an easy way to just copy some files and folders from the first Machine to the second-one in order to use ...
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File `revtex4-2.cls' not found

I am having this problem while compiling the latex file that says: File `revtex4-2.cls' not found. ^^M where i'm using the command : \documentclass[aps, prl, twocolumn, amsmath, superscriptaddress,...
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Tex Live Manager shows nothing on Ubuntu

I just installed TeX Live on Ubuntu 21.04; the last version available is TL 2020. Then I tried to use tlmgr to manage/install packages; but: I had a "compiling error", due to the lack of TL ...
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tlmgr returns ckecksum error -5. Ubuntu installed on Windows 10

Ubuntu distribution installed on my Windows 10 machine. Trying to use the kaobook template for latex. Texlive is installed, but anytime I try to run tlmgr it returns a checksum error -5. Seems like ...
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Small caps in Libertinus not available after upgrade to Texlive 2020 [closed]

I am using the Libertinus font inside a Tikz figure, including text with small caps. This used to work fine with Texlive 2019 (installed via Ubuntu's package manager). However, after updating to the ...
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Use of emerald fonts in Ubuntu and locate font folder

I would like to use emerald fonts in my Beamer presentation (http://www.tug.dk/FontCatalogue/augie/) As far I have understood, I have to download the emerald folder and to move the fonts in some other ...
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How to install miktex on Pop! OS 20.10?

I tried installing Miktex on Pop! Os 20.10 through the terminal according to the method on this link https://miktex.org/download, but an error occurs as follows Some packages could not be installed. ...
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LyX won't detect TeXLive

I just upgraded my TeX installation on Ubuntu to the latest TeXLive (2021). I previously was using the texlive package from the repository. I uninstalled the previous installation I ran the TeXLive ...
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Running makebst in Ubuntu

I am trying to create a customised bibliography for LaTeX using makebst. However, when I type in latex makebst in my terminal, I get the following error message: $ latex makebst This is pdfTeX, ...
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Using mymath.sty

When executing pdflatex I get "File mymath.sty" not found. I did sudo apt update sudo apt install opencv-doc and sudo mktexlsr but the problem remains. How can I get my TeX 3.14159265 (TeX ...
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Fontshapes undefined when installing ttf font with autoinst TexLive on Ubuntu 20.04

I'm trying to use a TrueType Font with Texlive (3.14159265-2.6-1.40.20 (TeX Live 2019/Debian)) via autoinst on Ubuntu 20.04. Even though autoinst creates all the files and shapes correctly I still can'...
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Compiling a .dtx file requires the compiled .sty, this circular dependency seems like a catch-22 to me

I'm trying to set up a TexLive installation on Ubuntu to use with VimTex. I installed texlive and texlive-pictures, which should have all the packages I need for using circuitikz -which I need for my ...
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When using subfiles package, where it the proper location to add the bibliography files?

I am trying to add my bib files for my PhD dissertation and I am getting an error message that says I have an empty bibliography and citations are missing. I used the subfiles package to break up ...
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Specify line breaks in chapter headers [closed]

I created my own .cls file for my thesis and I'm getting an error message when I specify line breaks in my chapter titles Here is the section in the file that defines the chapter heading: %------------...
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Compiling with latexmk; prompted to "Please type another output file name"

I'm currently trying to get my thesis to compile with latexmk. I am running WSL (Ubuntu 18.04) on a Windows 10 Machine. My file structure is as follows: +-- build/ +-- src/ | +-- 01_intro.tex | +...
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Dealing with sections when converting tex to html using make4ht

I am trying to convert a math book from tex to html. Here is my sample code \documentclass[ebook,oneside,openany,ngerman]{memoir} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{...
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Pandoc cannot find sty files which are installed using TexLive Vanilla

I am trying to use pandoc to create a markdown file from a tex file. The conversion fails. One of the error messages is that it cannot find my .sty files that are located /usr/local/texlive/2020/texmf-...
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TexMaker doesn't generate a pdf file

I'm new to LaTeX and wanted to learn it via TexMaker but for some reason TexMaker doesn't generate a pdf file. It generates a dvi file just fine but refuses to generate a pdf file (which makes it so ...
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Trying to convert a .tex File into xml with tex4ht

i am trying to use tex4ht to create an xml file for my document written tex to be read on ebooks and such. My sample file is \documentclass[ebook,oneside,openany]{memoir} \usepackage{tex4ht} ...
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Texlive / LatexWorkshop - unable to Build or Preview Latex Files

I have installed TexLive on Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS using sudo apt-get install texlive After this I created a file "text.tex" in Visual Studio Code. I installed the Plugin "Latex Workshop&...
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bug xelatex after ubuntu update

I use ubuntu 20.4. After an update, i got several messages of error by xelatex like : File biblatex.sty' not found. ^^M` No hyphenation patterns were loaded for `french'(polyglossia) I will use \...
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