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Old 11-19-2007, 04:17 PM   #1
Bernard Murphy
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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
 
Old 11-19-2007, 04:35 PM   #2
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clearly not an intro. moved to linux - newbie.
 
Old 11-19-2007, 06:00 PM   #3
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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).
 
Old 11-19-2007, 06:28 PM   #4
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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?
 
Old 11-20-2007, 05:40 AM   #5
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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
 
Old 11-20-2007, 07:23 AM   #6
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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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