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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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How to install elsarticle.cls for Lyx in Ubuntu

How can I use the Elsevier article class in Lyx? I have already installed sudo apt install texlive-publishers, sudo apt install texlive-science and sudo apt install texlive packages. Still I see the ...
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TexMaker exits when typing

I am using TexMaker 5.02 on an Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS and the program exits regularly for unknown reasons. I realized after several occurences of these exits it coincided with me typing the characters "...
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Lyx 2.3.4.2 spell checker not working in Ubuntu 20.04

Recently I installed Ubuntu 20.04 in a computer and Lyx 2.3.4.2. The automatic "on the fly" spell checking is not working even though I have activated it, as seen below: Any suggestion?
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Is it adviseable or worthwhile to upgrade the latest TeX Live version (2020)?

I was wondering if it's worthwhile, or if it is even advisable, to upgrade to "vanilla" TeX Live instead of the older version in the Ubuntu repository? As the story goes, I was trying to create an ...
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Installation error on Ubuntu

On Ubuntu 20.04, my installation of texlive breaks down and produces the following error log. What does that mean and how can I fix it? No pages of output. Transcript written on pdflatex.log. fmtutil ...
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Font shape undefined in CI

I have a huge problem with a custom .ttf-font I can't get my head around for hours now. My workflow is to write latex code locally, check it into CI which then compiles it and deploys the pdf to a ...
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tlmgr in Ubuntu 20.04: “Local TeX Live (2019) is older than remote repository (2020)” (and subsequent issues)

I have a fresh installation of Ubuntu 20.04 with LaTeX (via packages texlive, texlive-latex-extra and texlive-lang-english), but cannot make work tlmgr. What I have done: $ tlmgr install dirtree (...
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QTikZ preview doesn't work on Ubuntu 20.04

I have installed Texlive, Texstudio, Qtikz on ubuntu 20.04. Texstudio can compile meaning that Tex engine is installed well. When I try any code in Qtikz it is not previewing but showing the error; [...
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Wrong package directory (/usr/share/ not /usr/local)

After upgrading to Ubuntu 19.10 and updating to Texlive 2019 I'm running into errors presumably to do with latex (or specifically lualatex) not picking up my /usr/local/ and instead running with /usr/...
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Installing LaTex on Ubuntu: what is the difference between the various packages?

I need to install LaTex on my Ubuntu 18.04 LTS machine as dependency for Softcover. In the Softcover manual it is written that building PDF books requires installing LaTeX (specifically, the xelatex ...
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How to find the package conflicting with a command

I am using a custom template given by my university for theses. In my text I use the \mapstochar command. Because of the template, I get the error message when compiling with XeLaTeX in Ubuntu: ! ...
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why there are in some places irregular weird line break in latex on ubuntu?

I'm writing my master thesis with latex. I'm using ubuntu as an OS and Texstudio as an editor. The problem is that in some pages in my document there is line breaks that i didn't write. Also after ...
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Manual Texlive installation: Missing links and missing binaries, e.g. pdfnup

I installed TexLive manually (net install) following the instructions found on the German Ubuntuusers page (https://wiki.ubuntuusers.de/TeX_Live/#Manuell). During installation, I selected all ...
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Command not executed when attempting quick build - TexMaker

I am new to writing LaTex documents and I am trying to compile my first one. However, the command for Quickbuild won't work and produces the following error: Could not start the command. pdflatex -...
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Unable to locate package latex-xcolor

I am trying to install the package latex-xcolor on Ubuntu 18.04, by sudo apt get latex-xcolor, but I got a message saying out: E: Unable to locate package latex-xcolor. It used to work on Ubuntu 16....
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How does one install lilypond and denemo without all of latex base being auto installed Ubuntu linux

I'm trying to install denemo on an Ubuntu Linux computer without hosing my entire texlive system. Does anybody know how to accomplish it? The Ubuntu version is always oldy old, it points the sytem ...
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Is texlive-full noticeable slower than a smaller variant (ubuntu bionic)?

I am running a server which automatically texes (pdflatex) a lot of documents (which are provided by a handfull of users, and in some cases source codes are generated automatically). Speed is an ...
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Missing captions on gnuplot epslatex

I am using epslatex terminal on gnuplot in order to produce eps plots and add latex labels. The problem is that after having produced both the .eps and the .tex files with gnuplot the following ...
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How do I install metapost.sty on Ubuntu?

I have \usepackage{metapost} in my LaTeX file. When I compile the file via Emacs I get this error: ERROR: LaTeX Error: File `metapost.sty' not found. On the terminal I then do sudo tlmgr install ...
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Stix2 displays wrong symbols

I just recently switched from Windows 7 tu Ubuntu 18.04. Bevor i was working on a TeX document which worked all fine. But after i changed the OS and set MikTeX up again the stix2 package was causing ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 ! LaTeX Error: File `tikzpicture.sty' not found?

I'm on Ubuntu 18.04 and have installed the whole texlive i.e. sudo apt-get install texlive-full sudo apt-get install texlive-latex-extra sudo apt-get install texmaker but still while building the ...
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LuaLaTeX: Greek letters sometimes have incorrect size

Preface I tried searching for questions about this problem, haven't found anything, maybe partly because I have no idea what's causing it. My assumption is it's a bug but I may be wrong. Also, I ...
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Different outputs when using pdflatex in 2 machines

Was working on mainly on 2 different pcs (ubuntu 16.04 and ubuntu 18.04). Output of pdflatex was the same for both. When compiling the exact same file on a different laptop (freshly installed with ...
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PGF/TikZ externalization on ubuntu does not generate a separate PDF-file

I am trying to compile my document on my ubuntu 18.04 system with TikZ's externalization enabled, but it won't generate separate PDFs for the figures. Interestingly, it works smoothing on my Windows ...
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xelatex: lettrine breaks in the presence of polyglossia

In previous versions of xetex, I had no problems using lettrine inside a polyglot document (English and Pashto). Some recent update, however, seems to have broken things, and I'm not sure how to ...
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cannot typeset my newly installed texworks 2.9 application on my newly installed ubuntu 18.04 os

Just Installed MiKTeX application, Console 2.9.7206, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (I'm new to ubuntu os and new to LaTeX) So, I'm editing an IEEE paper format from its website to write my own paper. Just opened ...
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After update Bibtex causes error: “I found no \citation commands”

I'm not sure what is going on - i think the error started after updating ubuntu to 19.10. I have this document: \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article} \begin{document} \end{document} This causes an ...
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Bibliography not generating

I have a .tex where I am trying to cite a paper, but on compiling I found that it is not generating the bibliography. I Tried compiling the .tex file as below but still nothing PDFLaTeX BibTeX ...
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MiKTex crashed on ubuntu 18.04

I have installed MiKTex on Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS. In the meantime, I use TexStudio as editor. In the beginning everything went fine, but for some reason, now, MiKTex does not answer anymore, and I cannot ...
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Texmaker in Ubuntu 18.04 outputs same tex file with fonts having less feathering, slightly thicker letters

This is an odd problem, but texmaker seems to render a PDF from a tex file different than it did in Ubuntu 16.04. The difference is apparent if you switch tabs between these two fonts rendered from ...
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Why does this scientific journal's LaTeX article template compile correctly on Ubuntu, but not on Windows?

I downloaded the "LaTeX article template" from this page: https://www.rsc.org/journals-books-databases/journal-authors-reviewers/author-tools-services/ I use Ubuntu, but am collaborating with someone ...
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How to get “classicthesis.sty” in Ubuntu?

I am trying to compile a .tex file using texstudio in Ubuntu, and it says File 'classicthesis.sty' not found. ^^M. I have already installed the texlive-full package. How to get this package?
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TeXStudio on ubuntu, how to set it up so it find packages on ctan?

Well I just started using TeXStudio on ubuntu, after having used it for years on windows. On windows whenever a package is missing TexStudio will ask me to download that package from ctan (if it is ...
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Unable to install TeX package in Ubuntu 18.04

I am using Pop!_os 18.04 LTS (which is based on Ubuntu 18.04) and I am trying to get program to run which makes heavy use of LaTeX. I am using the MiKTeX package manager to install the TeX packages ...
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TexMaker appearance on Ubuntu 18.04

I have installed Ubuntu 18.04 recently and the appearance of my TexMaker has changed in the way which I really don't like. Is it possible to get the good old dark blue appearance of TexMaker? Which ...
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Problem with fontawesome5 / Texlive Ubuntu18.04

I can't use fontawesome5 in latex although installed in texlive-fonts-extra package. Here is the minimal example : \documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage{fontawesome5} \begin{document} \...
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Forward search with vim-latex and evince

OS: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic texlive version: 2019 Vim version: 8.1 , big Vim Plugin Manager: pathogen Vim Plugins: vim-latex (LatexSuite) I had changed the settings in my tex.vim file so the ...
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TeXstudio opens always with the same file (solved)

This seems to be a trivial problem, but somehow I did not manage to find a solution. I bought my new laptop one month ago. I use Ubuntu 18.04 as my OS and installed TeXstudio (2.12.16) through the ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Texlive 2018 ! LaTeX Error: File `ulem.sty' not found

After installing tinytex R package, I started getting LaTeX error regarding missing .sty files. One such error is LaTeX Error: File `ulem.sty' not found. I used the following code Checked Texlive ...
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Concrete text font not found on Ubuntu 18.04

I installed the following Ubuntu packages on Ubuntu 18.04: texlive texlive-bibtex-extra texlive-fonts-extra texlive-generic-recommended texlive-lang-german texlive-latex-extra texlive-xetex In my ...
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How to install executable latex using tlmgr?

OS: Ubuntu 18 If one decides to use install-tl to install only the most minimal scheme , then how can one install the executable latex ? Apparently doing tlmgr install latex is not enough, because ...
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Real time updating of LaTeX with sublime text on ubuntu?

Is there any way to get Sublime text to update my pdf viewer (zathura) in real time as I write?
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XeLaTeX doesn't find lmroman font, despite installing lmodern fonts

Hi I'm a newbie to the latex world and I have tried as hard as I could, to find the answer in the forum, yet I haven't been successful. I have installed texlive on ubuntu 18.04 via the command bellow....
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Where to download the Elsevier journal latex template?

Please, I feel lost I am trying to dowsnload the LaTeX template of this journal Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing template (Elsevier)? I do not find any information about the template in ...
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How to find correct version of TexLive for Ubuntu (or debian based OS)?

I am using Ubuntu 16.04 and installed Tex Live following this link on official site and it showed it is version 2018. But when I use tex --version I get the following output : TeX 3.14159265 (...
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Texlive upgrade and missing packages

Every time I install a new TeX Live version (the "full" one) on Ubuntu, I encounter some lack of backward compatibility (e.g. missing packages or changed commands in existing packages) and some of my ...
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Problem with Texstudio in Ubuntu 18.04

I am new to Ubuntu (I have Ubuntu 18.04) and I have tried to install Texstudio for three days, but I have always had problems. I have tried EVERYTHING what I found on the Internet, but NOTHINGS works. ...
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How to run tlmgr in Ubuntu

I installed TexLive from https://www.tug.org/texlive/quickinstall.html in Ubuntu 18.04. I have tlmgr which tlmgr /usr/local/texlive/2018/bin/x86_64-linux//tlmgr I try tlmgr install tex-gyre and ...
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How to install/repair texlive-doc on Ubuntu?

I have removed /usr/share/doc/texlive-doc by mistake.Is there any method to repair these documentations or I must reinstall all the texlive? Ubuntu 16.04 Texlive 2015 Thanks.
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Error : Inkscape 0.92 Export to TikZ path [closed]

I am using INKSCAPE 0.92 on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and getting the following error. Any help will be highly appreciated. Thanks Extensions > Export > Export to TikZ path ... Traceback (most recent call ...

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