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problem with RMarkdown on ubuntu 14.04

I am new to RStudio and RMarkdown. When I've tried to knit my first pdf document in Rstudio, I got the following message: processing file: Preview-4cef6f7763df.Rmd |............. ...
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TeXmaker 4.4.1-1 function keys don't work after upgrading (14.10 - 15.04)

I was using version 4.4.1 but after upgrading from Ubuntu 14.10 to 15.04 the function keys didn't work anymore (e.g. F1 for Quick Build, F6 for PDFLaTeX, etc.). I reinstalled TeXmaker via apt-get with ...
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Latex font as ubuntu system font

I would like to make fonts used by latex (xelatex to be precise) available as system font. Since I only find a lot of questions asking the reverse, I am not sure if it is possible at all. My ...
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Font problem after sfnt2woff

It seems that I misunderstood the use of the tool sfnt2woff, which should convert a font to woff format, and messed up my fonts. Since the tool did not work as normal user, I ran it with sudo on the ...
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dpkg unrecoverable fatal error while installing any package

sudo apt-get install ppa-purge results in this error Selecting previously unselected package libboost-iostreams1.54.0:i386. dpkg: unrecoverable fatal error, aborting: reading files list for ...
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Auto-completion for latex doesn't work in Latexila and Geany [ubuntu 15.10]

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 15.10. I noticed that auto-completion doesn't work anymore on Latexila so I tried to use Geany with Latex plugin but the result is the same. I had a quick look on the ...
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How to install texlive-full 2015 in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

I see that the packages has been outdated in Ubuntu Package: texlive-full (2013.20140215-1) [universe] about the current package which seems to be texlive 2013 a vanilla way recommended to be ...
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Latex editor with custom build option

i am supposed to write my master's thesis in latex. I was given a template from my thesis supervisor. It has own building script. I would like to use some window editor (like: Texmaker or Gummi), but ...
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Vim-LatexSuite: /bin/bash: latex command not found

TeXLive 2015: I installed TeXLive 2015 following the simplest instruction sudo ./install-tl-ubuntu (without any options) of scottkosty/install-tl-ubuntu@GitHub. Vim-Latex-Suite: I installed ...
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Kile '[PDFLaTeX] failed to start' when using TeX Live 2013 + self compiled Kile

On Ubuntu 13.04 I installed Tex Live 2013 and then compiled Kile from source (in order to avoid the large amount of dependencies that come with Ubuntu's version of Kile). Kile runs, but when I tried ...
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Why ubuntu does not recognize Tex version 2015

I downloaded and installed Tex Live 2015. Under /usr/local/texlive/2015. I updated also my path as follows: ...
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Problem with texsudio

I wanted to update my texstudio from 2.9.4 to the latest version 2.10.4. But I am unable to do it. First I ran this command, sudo dpkg -i texstudio_2.10.4-13.1_i386.deb it gave me error. After this ...
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How to search .tex files in 14.04?

I want to search methyldopa in .tex files by the Ubuntu search. I just included the files in my Dropbox folder which may be confusing Ubuntu's search tool. However, I see those files in Recent files ...
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How to install LaTeX package called “standalone” properly so I can get update with Synaptic package manager?

How to install LaTeX package called "standalone" properly so I can get update with Synaptic package manager? I know I can manually download the file and install it.
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texlua installed but not working

I've installed Tex Live 2015 following these instructions. When I try to use the script "getnonfreefonts" from the tug website I get these errors: sudo texlua install-getnonfreefonts sudo: texlua: ...
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How to make ubuntu identify your latest texlive version (2015)

I have installed texlive 2015 but when i try to do tex -version the shell prints that the current version is TeX 3.1415926 (TeX Live 2013/Debian) texlive 2015 has been installed under ...
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Lyx doesn't work (can't find cls files)

I installed Lyx in my system, but it I just can't make it work. Every time I open any file, I get a message similar to this one: The selected document class article requires external files that ...
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rubber failing after upgrade to 15.10

rubber is a program that compiles LaTeX files into pdf document. After upgrading, I receive the following error when trying to run rubber on a document. My apologies for the huge stack trace, but my ...
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User defined Quick Build command (sage) does not work in Texmaker

I use LaTex a lot in Ubuntu 14.04. Recently I came to know about the sagetex package and installed sage-6.8-x86_64-Linux . Suppose the tex file is example.tex , then one has to run the following ...
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Texlive installation

I have been using the default installation of LaTeX(Texlive) which is available in Ubuntu Software Centre. However now I want to install full Texlive. Should I remove the copy of Texlive I already ...
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TEXStudio does not detect TeXLive2015

Today I installed TeX Studio. But it doesn't detect my texlive 2015! When I start TeX Studio, the message pops up: there was no latex distribution found [...] The path to my texlive 2015 is ...
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texmaker “could not start the command”

I messed up a bit with TekLive and TexMaker in my Ubuntu 14.04. I unistalled and re-installed both a couple of times. Now, if I go to terminal and do pdflatex -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode ...
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Sequential key bindings

I was wondering whether it's possible to define sequential keybindings in any sensible way. What I want is that pressing Esc + l + Esc produces for example the text \lambda So basically get ...
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How to set the LaTeX font size in inkscape?

In inkscape using Extensions->Render->LaTeX formula you can enter LaTeX into your Inkscape image. The default font is huge however. How can you change it to something smaller? Alternatively, is ...
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Lyx LayoutFile.cpp (171): LayoutFileList::Read: no textclasses found! in Ubuntu 15.04

As other questions have suggested, I just installed all texlive packages into my system and it did not solve the problem of Lyx not finding classes. Has this been fixed since 12.04 or is it still a ...
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Set TeXStudio as default software to open .tex files in Kubuntu 15.04

On Kubuntu 15.04, I've installed the latest version of TeXStudio. However, when I click on a .tex file, it automatically compiles with vprerex. How do I set TeXStudio as default application to ...
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Better display limits in latex [closed]

Is there any code in latex so that the limits or the indices of sums can be better displayed? When I'm writing "n goes to infinity" it is written right and down the limit , not above it.
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Texmaker accents problem

I've installed Texmaker 4.1 (using apt) on Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64bits. Most of the time it works fine, but out of the blue it starts to show some strange behavior with accents marks, for example, I ...
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Why there is no reverse search in kde5 okular

I have updated some time ago to kubuntu 15.04 and sadly realized that somehow reverse search for latex-synctex disappeared from Okular. I mean, the settings are there, just the left click doesn't work ...
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Write greek in latex for ubuntu

I'm totally new in ubuntu. I want to write mathematical papers in greek in latex. From the synaptic package manager I downloaded texlive and texstudio. Everything works fine in english, but i can't ...
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How to check if a LaTeX package has been installed?

How to check if a LaTeX package has been installed in Ubuntu? When installing, I followed the methods mentioned in math.arizona.edu and n.wikibooks.org.
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Ubuntu 12.04 graphics crashing when GVIM opens TEX files

I am having a little problem everytime when I open GVIM to edit *.tex files. The Menus die, Windows jiggle (maximize and minimize quickly) and I get a internal error crash report from ubuntu (12.04). ...
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Mouse wheel scroller misbehaving in TexMaker on Ubuntu 15.04 running in VBox on win7

I am running TexMaker on Ubuntu 15.04 inside VBox on Win7. I have a sticky mouse wheel (when I scroll, it gets stuck at the bottom of the page and jumps back to the beginning). The scrolling works ...
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Hash Sum mismatch while attempting latex package install

If I try to install latex using $ sudo apt-get install texlive-full it fails; reporting a fetch failure for each of texlive-base, texlive-bibtex-extra, texlive-latex-base-doc, ...
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How to install LaTeX packages for Tex Live?

Apparently I am using Tex Live as my LaTeX distribution: martin@martin-XPS-8300:~$ pdflatex -v pdfTeX 3.1415926-2.4-1.40.13 (TeX Live 2012/Debian) kpathsea version 6.1.0 Copyright 2012 Peter ...
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Install vim-latex on Ubuntu 15

I've tried to install vim-latex via: sudo apt-get install vim-latexsuite vim-addon-manager install latex-suite I have added to my .vimrc filetype plugin on let g:tex_flavor='latex' When I start ...
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How to install InftyReader on Linux?

I would like to install a free version of InftyReader on Linux. If there are alternatives for Linux, it would be fine too. My major problem: I would like to convert a PDF or Image to LaTeX-Code ...
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Upgrade from Tex Live from 2013 to 2014 on Ubuntu 14.04

According to the TeX Live website TeX Live 2014 was released one week ago (14 June 2014). How do I upgrade from TeX Live 2013 to TeX Live 2014 on Ubuntu 14.04 ?
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LyX disables all menus after upgrade to 15.04

After upgrading to Ubuntu 15.04, I have a bug that drives my furious. LyX - the document processor - disables all menu items in the top panel. I already removed the .lyx directory in ~ and ...
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Using latex in Anki

How do you set up Anki to use latex equations on its cards? I would love to be able to use Anki cards to review maths definitions, theorems, proofs etc. I really hope someone in this community knows ...
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Update TexStudio

I'm using TexStudio on Ubuntu 14.04. I installed it via the Synaptic package manager. I noticed that the most recent version in synaptic is 2.6.6 but on texstudio's website they show their current ...
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I am not able to update TexStudio in Ubuntu 15.04

After opening TexStudio I got a message to update from version 2.8.4 to 2.9.4. After downloading the needed package, Ubuntu Software Center opens and it says that: Breaks in the package ...
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Install native texlive in parallel to repo version

I'm still running Ubuntu 12.04 and I would like to manually install the most recent texlive. One of the first steps for the manual installation is to get rid of existing installations of texlive. ...
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How to grep for all packages used in a tex file

Assuming I want to grep all packages used in a tex file: $ grep usepackage my.tex will do, with (as far as I can see) one exception: If a package gets loaded with that many options that the author ...
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Changing citation style in openoffice

I am working on a scientific paper and I need to enter the citation in a specific way. for paper with more than one author it needs to be [first author name et al. xxxx]. I am working with Jabref and ...
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facing a problem while installing latex from terminal

i am new to Ubuntu and have Ubuntu 14.04.02 installed on my computer. I wanted to install the latest latex and so I downloaded and extracted the file from install-tl-unx.tar.gz and according to ...
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dpkg: error processing archive with texmaker

I am trying to install the latest version of texmaker, by following this answer. It failed and I tried some solutions posted on the internet like this, but with no luck! Check my output: ...
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What is the most easy way to install missing LaTeX packages?

I am using the Eclipse Plug-in TeXlipse and would like to know how I can install LaTeX packages automatically. It is quite annoying to download and install a packages, build the document to wait for ...
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Problem with installation of LaTeXDraw!

I was using LaTexDraw 2, which I had got it form Ubuntu Software Center. As the functions were limited and I couldn't use math to label out, I searched and found this new 3.1 version. After ...
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Atom for kramdown

I used Atom to write Markdown. Now I turn to kramdown (mainly for its Latex math support). How can I change the markdown processor in Atom to be the one for kramdown and enable its ...