> Yes, if you mark the text field as LateX in xfig the equation > will be latex compiled and previewed on LyX screen. At least > it works in 1.6, maybe there's a bug in 1.5... > > You need the instant-preview package and dvipng installed for > this to work.
Are these packages installed by default in the normal LyX setups (such as on a recent Fedora Linux)? If not, how should one install the packages? Are there any other side-effects to the packages? From within xfig, do you need to both select the text field as special and select it to use the latex-font?