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System upgrade kills Tex

After a system upgrade, when I attempt to use LaTeX, I get the following error from within my compiler (TexMaker). I have no idea what it means. What should I do? (I did not set up TeX on the computer ...
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“ I can't find the format file `pdflatex.fmt'! ”

This is what I'm told by my computer (Ubuntu 14.04) when I try to pdflatex a file. Everything was just fine a week ago, then I had the bad idea to uninstall and reinstall texlive to supposedly solve a ...
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Ligatures not showing in evince

When compiling a latex document, the ligatures (the joined "fi" for example) don't show when looking at the pdf file in evince. After looking around, I found the answer, but I will post it below for ...
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under which extension does photorec search for .tex file

under which extension does photorec search for .tex file? I cannot run the command fidentity using terminal. So does anybody know of that? Thanks a lot!
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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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dvips: How to get correct fonts for eps (encapsulated postscript)?

I have a 12 year old, large Latex document with eps figures in it. Nowadays, when I try to translate it into pdf, I get the following error message: dvips: Font Courier used in file ...
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LaTeX/dvips Font Problem Ubuntu 13.04

On Ubuntu 13.04, many of my dvips calls deliver error messages like, dvips: Font Helvetica used in file <...> is not in the mapping file. All these calls work perfectly fine on Ubuntu 12.10 ...
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How to use LaTex symbols in SciDavis?

How can I use LaTex symbols in SciDavis. Is there any way I can export the SciDavis graphs to TEX or TiKz compatible TEX? Please Help
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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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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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Kile not working on Ubuntu 14.04 (Error: Cannot open log file; did you run LaTeX?)

I have recently updated to Ubuntu 14.04 and when I try to compile a .tex file using pdfLaTeX in Kile, I get the error message: Cannot open log file; did you run LaTeX? I tried the following to ...
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Use CM Roman (latex font) in Inkscape?

I made a SVG in Inkscape on Fedora with the CM Roman (latex) font, but when opening the SVG on Ubuntu 12.04, it says it doesn't have CM Roman even though TexLive is installed. How do I use the CM ...
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How do I install TeXWorks with tlmgr?

I've installed TeXLive 2014 in a local installation using the install-tl.sh method and selected the collection collection-texworks. I expected to be able to run the texworks binary after installation, ...
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Why won't Vim source my .vimrc at startup?

I have modified my ~/.vimrc significantly (although some of my initial modifications I made in the system-wide /etc/vim/vimrc). It probably doesn't matter either way since I am really the only user ...
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“Ignoring /etc/texmf/texmf.d/*.cnf during generation of texmf.cnf” when installing tex-common

Im having a lot of problems with my Ubuntu after the update from the 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS. Every time I start the system, it shows a lot of dialogs saying that the system encountered problems, and ...
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texlive problems after upgrade to 14.04 from 12.04

During upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04 I got lots of errors about various items related to TeX. Most of them reported 'tex-common is not configured' as at least a part of the problem. When I try to ...
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Problem with eps file

Recently I had installed Ubuntu 14.04, earlier I was using Ubuntu 12.04. I have lots .eps files, some of them are colour image files and some of them are ordinary plots. I use them writing ...
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Rendering CV template with XeLaTex

Installed kubuntu on thursday Installed LaTeX on my kubuntu machine, using full Compiled an old document and it worked fine Downloaded a CV template from ...
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Images produced by Inkscape display incorrectly in pdflatex document

I have some problems with images I created with Inkscape (processed by pdflatex). I produced a book which I'm trying to publish by CreateSpace. The images in the proof of the document produced by ...
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Trouble with freshly installed TeXstudio on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

From scratch (after having removed texlive and texmaker from the console), I installed TeXstudio with Optional add-ons latex-beamer texlive-fonts-recommended texlive-latex-extra For this, I used ...
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Okular Crashing in xubuntu14.04 for LaTex generated pdfs with embedded videos

I have used the same method,package and set-up for generating and viewing LaTeX generated pdfs with embedded video in okular. It is working fine with say okular --version Qt: 4.8.3 KDE Development ...
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Easy way to install TeX Live (and TeX Studio) in Ubuntu 12.04

I have recently switched to using Linux (Ubuntu 12.04) and I need to install a LaTeX distribution and editor. I'm reasonably experienced with LaTeX on Win7, so is there an easy way to get LaTeX up and ...
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11.10 spell checking and TeXworks

When I use TeXworks there is no automatic spell checking. If I go Edit -> Spelling, the only option I have is none How can I enable spell checking? Thanks for your help
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Install texlive-full in ubuntu 13.10 with texlive.iso installed

Today I first installed the texlive by texlive.iso, but it is not as 'full' as texlive-full. So I want to install texlive by sudo apt-get install texlive-full. What should I do before this ...
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Vim-LaTeX runs evince instead of xdvi

I have installed the Vim-LaTeX plugin, which is great for editing LaTeX documents in Vim. However, I have one problem with viewing the output file. The tutorial says to use the \lv command. However, ...
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LaTeX Error: File `kpfonts.sty' not found

I downloaded a template tried to run on my Texmaker. It says "LaTeX Error: File `kpfonts.sty' not found." How can I install this font on my system?
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How to convert LaTeX equations to SVG?

At the moment, I'm using mimetex to automatically convert a bunch of equations into gif-images. The program is fast, but the images look pretty bad: How can I (quickly) convert a LaTeX equation ...
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Installing TexLive 2013 with starlinq instructions

I'm following this guide on how to install TeX Live on Ubuntu 12.04 (and I'm trying to install TeX Live 2013, not 2012.). I want to install all the packages (except for the language support, I just ...
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How to export a Gnumeric table into Latex under Ubuntu 14.04?

According to the Gnumeric manual available at http://www.fifi.org/doc/gnumeric-doc/html/C/, Latex 2e is one of the supported file formats, available via the Save as... dialog. Using Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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gedit snippets lost

Here's the problem: Everytime I close gedit all of my own (LaTeX)snippets are lost when I launch it for the next time. Default snippets are still available and working. What I tried so far: Restart ...
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Problem in converting math in Latex to epub using pandoc

Latex code in my tex file: $\frac{\partial H}{\partial q_i}$ $=$ $\dot{P}_i$, $\frac{\partial H}{\partial P_i} =\dot{q}_i$ I have given the following command in terminal pandoc -s science.tex -o ...
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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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Using gnome-open to open pdf files

I configured evince to be my default application to open pdf files (using Open with... and clicking on always opening pdf files with this application), but when I type gnome-open foo.pdf instead of ...
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How to update the software database? [duplicate]

I have setup two disks on my computer, Ubuntu, / and /home. Later I found the disk space on / is not big enough (just 20G), so I installed my texlive to my own disk, somewhere under $HOME. Now I want ...
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How to properly install and use texlive with package manager in 14.04

I would like to know how to properly install, and use texlive along with the package manager tlmgr in Ubuntu 14.04. Here is what I did to install texlive: sudo apt-get install texlive-latex-base ...
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TexLive Version used by TexStudio

I have installed texlive 2013 over the internet. I followed the documentation given along with it to set the PATH variables post installation. I needed some tex editor. So i decided to install ...
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Lyx is not working in newly upgraded 14.04 version

I have been using Lyx software whenever I have upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04. In upgraded 14.04 the Lyx software is working but it could not give the pdf file instead it has given a message "File does ...
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apparmor=“DENIED”

I get loads of error messages like this in dmesg [613107.890167] type=1400 audit(1402488663.041:108): apparmor="DENIED" operation="exec" profile="/usr/bin/evince-thumbnailer//sanitized_helper" ...
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How to replace all images in Libreoffice with their description

I have a very long document containing lots of svg images created using the extension TexMaths. This extension uses the latex installation to create svg image of the inputted equation (or set of ...
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LaTeXit alternative for ubuntu

On my Mac I was using LaTeXit. It takes a LaTeX code and produces instant pdfs (or pngs, jpgs, etc…). I'm sure there's a similar programme for Ubuntu. But I was unable to find one. Any ideas? ...
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how to install PGFPlots in Ubuntu 14.04

I'm running into the following error: ! LaTeX Error: File `pgfplots.sty' not found. How should PGFPlots be installed in Ubuntu 14.04? I have installed the following packages already: texlive-full ...
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MiKTeX in Ubuntu 14.04: Could NOT find CURL

I am trying to install MiKTeX in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I am downloading the dependencies one by one, but below is where I got stuck: CMake Warning at /usr/share/cmake-2.8/Modules/FindQt4.cmake:659 ...
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Texmaker language babel

I installed texmaker on ubuntu 14.04 using the Ubuntu Software Center. After entering command: \usepackage[croatian]{babel} I get following error: ! Package babel Error: Unknown option `croatian'. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 biblatex [closed]

maybe I just did not get any information while searching through google pages but I really tried to find some about biblatex. I tried aptitude search biblatex but nothing appeared. Why isn't ...
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Is there a mind mapping software that can handle latex?

I run Lubuntu 12.04 and after several terrible experiences with libre office I downloaded core and have not touched it since april. I find kile ok and have been learning to use that and writing with ...
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pdflatex can't compile after 14.04 upgrade

I recently upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04, and now I'm in the process of fixing some broken applications :( My latest problem is with pdflatex (used through Lyx), after upgrading I don't seem to be ...
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How to set icon for tex files?

In Ubuntu 12.04 with all mate, cinamon, gnome, unity desktops, the following issue: I use Latex frequently. My files end with extension .tex. The mime.types associated with tex is text/x-tex. The ...
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biblatex package recommends biber (>= 0.9), but it doesn't exist

I'm not sure I understand what this means. How can Ubuntu recommend something that isn't in the repository? Am I supposed to fetch the source code and install myself? Why isn't there a biber package? ...
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Howto install biber on Ubuntu 12.04

I have solved it. It is necessary to install the latest binary from the "development" folder, extract the only file called "biber" and copy it to "/usr/bin". The binary of the latest stable version ...
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Error with texlive-publishers-doc. Cannot install it

I use Ubuntu 14.04 and I install texlive-full from the repositories. It went all fine until the installation stopped with this error: Failed to fetch ...