View Full Version : [ubuntu] Installed a program, now how do I use it!

January 27th, 2011, 03:48 PM
I found at the link below a description of how to install Latex on ubuntu linux. I followed the instructions and the download was successful, only now I don't know how to get to the program itself! When I do a search for "latex" I am given a list of nearly 900 files (presumably all the stuff the program itself needs to run) but I cannot find a .exe file. http://linuxandfriends.com/2009/10/06/install-latex-in-ubuntu-linux/

January 27th, 2011, 03:54 PM
You might give https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LaTeX a read.


This might be better:

January 27th, 2011, 03:57 PM
I suppose after running:

$ sudo apt-get install gedit-latex-plugin texlive-fonts-recommended latex-beamer texpower texlive-pictures texlive-latex-extra texpower-examples imagemagick
You have to start "gedit" it is in Applications -> Accessories -> Text editor or something like that. ( you can just press Alt+F2 and type gedit)
Then you have to find where the plugins are and enable the newly installed latex plugin and you should be OK.
Again ... I just suppose that :)
Another thing linux does not use .exe files ... they are windows executables. Linux executables do not have an extension or if they are scripts they probably have something like .sh or .bash ....

January 27th, 2011, 07:17 PM
thanks all!