G. Jay Kerns wrote:
Dear LyX users,

I am in the process of graduating from Windows to Linux.  I installed
LyX 1.5.3 on an Ubuntu Gutsy using the Synaptic Package Manager.

Now it seems that I cannot open any of my old LyX files (<= 1.5.2).
It says that "(Myfile) came from an earlier version of LyX, but
lyx2lyx failed to convert the file."   I found an earlier post from
December that suggested changing

\language default


\language english

but this doesn't work for me because my file already has \language
english.  I checked the top of my file and it says

#LyX 1.4.3-5 created this file. For more info see http://www.lyx.org/

\lyxformat 245

Can anyone please help me?  Any advice would be greatly appreciated.


Guessing blind here, but maybe an encoding problem? You might try running iconv against one of them, converting to utf8 (with a new file name so as not to overwrite the original), then see if LyX can open the converted copy.

Otherwise, maybe you could post a small example that doesn't open in 1.5.3.


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