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 11-19-2007, 04:17 PM #1 Bernard Murphy LQ Newbie   Registered: Nov 2007 Posts: 2 Rep: Running Latex Just getting back to learning how to use Latex in Linux Ubuntu 7.1 after many years with Windoze !! Not quite sure where the various fonts and .sty files reside in the Ubuntu Package....maybe someone would give me a start and I will try to work things out. I do have a fair knowledge of the commands and layout etc. I do remember also that one has to 'texhash' at a terminal to update database but am getting this result currently: bernard@bernard-desktop:~\$ texhash texhash: /var/lib/texmf/ls-R-TEXMFMAIN: no write permission. Skipping... texhash: /var/lib/texmf/ls-R-TEXLIVE: no write permission. Skipping... texhash: /var/lib/texmf/ls-R: no write permission. Skipping... texhash: Done. Also while trying to latex a file in Kile I am told that the .tex file I am using is 'not a LaTeX root document but continue anyway!!' No problem running this file in Mitek in Windows. Thanks for any assistance. Bernard
 11-19-2007, 04:35 PM #2 acid_kewpie Moderator   Registered: Jun 2001 Location: UK Distribution: Gentoo, RHEL, Fedora, Centos Posts: 43,417 Rep: clearly not an intro. moved to linux - newbie.
 11-19-2007, 06:00 PM #3 enemorales Member   Registered: Jul 2004 Location: Santiago, Chile Distribution: Ubuntu Posts: 410 Rep: Hi, I do not use Kile, but what do you want to do exactly? I use latex and pdflatex to compile my .tex files. latex produces the .dvi and pdflatex a .pdf directly (I think it is the most common choice these days).
 11-19-2007, 06:28 PM #4 KrahnacK Member   Registered: Nov 2007 Location: /dev/volcano Posts: 70 Rep: Hi, if you wanna do texhash, you've got to do it with super user privileges, as the files resides somewhere in the /usr directory : sudo texhash should do the trick for your problemm with Kile, if pdflatex makes the same output as latex, may we see the header of the file?
 11-20-2007, 05:40 AM #5 Bernard Murphy LQ Newbie   Registered: Nov 2007 Posts: 2 Original Poster Rep: Running Latex [QUOTE=KrahnacK;2964649]Hi, if you wanna do texhash, you've got to do it with super user privileges, as the files resides somewhere in the /usr directory : sudo texhash should do the trick Many thanks... that works fine for your problemm with Kile, if pdflatex makes the same output as latex, may we see the header of the file? \documentclass{article} \usepackage[active]{srcltx} \usepackage{own} \pagestyle{empty} \begin{document} \section*{\Large{Notes on the Various Formulae in Excel}} \vspace{10mm} \section{\textbf{A simple IF" statement}} This may not be a problem at all because I can decide to not show the dialog box again. What actually happens when I Latex & PdfLatex is that a dialog box appears saying: "The document etc....is not a Latex root document: continue anyway?" I am just wondering why this appears at all. Thanks Bern
 11-20-2007, 07:23 AM #6 KrahnacK Member   Registered: Nov 2007 Location: /dev/volcano Posts: 70 Rep: if your file isn't included in another, you shouldn't see this message kinda strange...have you tried to compile it from command line? latex your_file.tex what does it say? this is the only info i've found on it, but they don't explain properly what they've done : https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...g-kile-570363/ http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=392187

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