Here is what I tried, following Uwe's response:|
- I removed all Lyx installations from the XP machine
- I downloaded the Windows bundle installer
- I installed Lyx and JabRef with that installer
- I tested it-- got the very same error (!pdfTeX error:
when I tried to view a pdf output by clicking on the ViewPdf
- Tried other formats-- luapdf failed, but others (xetex, pdf
via dvi or PS) all worked.
So I am exactly where I was initially. I rarely use the XP
machine these days, but when I need it, I usually need Lyx to
function on it, which it did until this latest version.
Any idea what is going on?
On 01/15/2013 08:45 PM, Uwe Stöhr
09.01.2013 19:00, schrieb EK:
I have installed Lyx 2.05.1 on a Windows
XP machine (I still have one of those),
Everything works fine, but when I click the VIEW icon (to get a
pdf) I get an
error about pdflatex and/or pdftex.exe.
If I select View PDF (lua or Xetex) or DVI from the menu
everything works just
fine-- just the most useful pdflatex fails (naturally..;-).
I have compared the file converters and paths to a previous (Lyx
installation that works perfectly, and I do not see a
Can anyone shed light on this mystery?
There was a bug in the installer that the LaTeX distribution was
not correctly or even not recognized on Windows 7 and 8 in the
64bit versions. If that is your OS, please reinstall LyX using the
(will be soon on ftp.lyx.org too)
Can you please report back if the installer found the correct path
to TeXLive? if not, what version of TeXLive are you using? Note
that the installer can only support TeXLive 2012 and no older
versions because of technical limitations in the old versions.
If you have a older TeXLive, please try to update it before you
reinstall LyX. If this is not possible, please reinstall LyX
anyway and then go to the LyX preferences and adapt the paths so
that the path list contains the folder of TeXLive where the
latex.exe is located.
If the problem persists anyway for you, can you please tell me
your program versions (Windows, TeXLive) and provide a _minimal_
LyX file you are using.
thanks and regards
Ehud Kaplan, Ph.D.
Jules and Doris Stein Research to Prevent Blindness
Director, The laboratory of Visual & Computational
Director, Center for Excellence in Computational &
Friedman Brain Institute
Departments of Neuroscience, Ophthalmology, Structural &
The Ichan school of medicine at Mount Sinai
One Gustave Levy Place,
NY, NY, 10029