There should be a file with the extension “.log” in the directory in the same director as your .lyx file.

Read that .log file for diagnostics. If the diagnostics are impenetrable, then post them to this list or to a list or BBS more specific to pdflatex.

Right now, only you have the .log file, so anyone else would just be shooting in the dark.

On 02/14/2018 02:50 AM, elloh van wrote:

Dear Sir/Madam,

I have just installed LyX version 2.2.3 on my laptop but when I wanted to see my output in other formats, i. e., View[PDF(pdflatex)], the pdflatex gives the following error message:

"LyX: LaTeX failed
the external program pdflatex finished with an error.
It is recommended you fix the cause of external progam's error (check the logs)".

Please what should I do to overcome the problem ?
Hope to hearing from you soon.

Thank you
With kind regards
Van Wellington Elloh
Department of Physics,
University of Petroleum
and Energy Studies (UPES),
Dehradun, India.
Mobile: +91 976 086 2091

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