Re: Completely removing LyX and MikTeX from Windows XP [was RE: pdflatex never finishes (LyX 2.0.1)]

2011-09-15 Thread Olivier Ripoll

On 15.09.2011 09:31, Matthias Hunstig wrote:

Hi,


It would be a good idea to export a file to LaTeX (pdflatex), then run
pdflatex against it in a DOS window.  That might help pin down whether there
are problems with your LaTeX (MiKTeX?) distribution.


I tried exporting three files and see three different behaviours. Looks like my 
whole installation is even more broken than I thought. I think I will wipe all 
LyX and MikTeX from disk and try re-installing afterwards.

If there anything I should delete after uninstalling the software from the Windows XP 
Control Panel to end up with a clean system?

Matthias



Assuming windows 7, you may want to delete (or simply rename/move it) 
the LyX preferences folder (lyx20), in the AppData\Roaming folder in 
you home directory (the AppData folder is hidden).


that would be
C:\Users\your_login\AppData\Roaming\lyx20
on windows 7, and something like (from memory)
C:\Documents and Settings\your_login\AppData\Roaming\lyx20
on XP.

Also, some apps can help checking for leftovers (ccleaner is such an 
app) when uninstalling a soft (they are safe to use to analyse the 
left-overs, you may want to be careful if you use them for cleaning)


Sincerely,

Olivier



Re: Completely removing LyX and MikTeX from Windows XP [was RE: pdflatex never finishes (LyX 2.0.1)]

2011-09-15 Thread Paul Rubin
Matthias Hunstig matthias.hunstig at uni-paderborn.de writes:


 If there anything I should delete after uninstalling the software from the
Windows XP Control Panel to end
 up with a clean system?

On Windows XP, look in C:\Documents and Settings\your id\Application Data and
delete any folders with 'Lyx' or 'Miktex' in their names.  Note that this will
delete any customized layouts, keyboard bindings etc. you might have stored for
LyX.  If you have any such things, it would be prudent to archive copies first.

Also look in C:\Documents and Settings\your id\Local Settings\Application Data
for MikTeX directories.  (LyX stores nothing there, but I think MiKTeX does.)

Repeat this above with All Users in place of your id to catch anything
stored if either LyX of MiKTeX was installed for all users.

Paul





Re: Completely removing LyX and MikTeX from Windows XP [was RE: pdflatex never finishes (LyX 2.0.1)]

2011-09-15 Thread Olivier Ripoll

On 15.09.2011 09:31, Matthias Hunstig wrote:

Hi,


It would be a good idea to export a file to LaTeX (pdflatex), then run
pdflatex against it in a DOS window.  That might help pin down whether there
are problems with your LaTeX (MiKTeX?) distribution.


I tried exporting three files and see three different behaviours. Looks like my 
whole installation is even more broken than I thought. I think I will wipe all 
LyX and MikTeX from disk and try re-installing afterwards.

If there anything I should delete after uninstalling the software from the Windows XP 
Control Panel to end up with a clean system?

Matthias



Assuming windows 7, you may want to delete (or simply rename/move it) 
the LyX preferences folder (lyx20), in the AppData\Roaming folder in 
you home directory (the AppData folder is hidden).


that would be
C:\Users\your_login\AppData\Roaming\lyx20
on windows 7, and something like (from memory)
C:\Documents and Settings\your_login\AppData\Roaming\lyx20
on XP.

Also, some apps can help checking for leftovers (ccleaner is such an 
app) when uninstalling a soft (they are safe to use to analyse the 
left-overs, you may want to be careful if you use them for cleaning)


Sincerely,

Olivier



Re: Completely removing LyX and MikTeX from Windows XP [was RE: pdflatex never finishes (LyX 2.0.1)]

2011-09-15 Thread Paul Rubin
Matthias Hunstig matthias.hunstig at uni-paderborn.de writes:


 If there anything I should delete after uninstalling the software from the
Windows XP Control Panel to end
 up with a clean system?

On Windows XP, look in C:\Documents and Settings\your id\Application Data and
delete any folders with 'Lyx' or 'Miktex' in their names.  Note that this will
delete any customized layouts, keyboard bindings etc. you might have stored for
LyX.  If you have any such things, it would be prudent to archive copies first.

Also look in C:\Documents and Settings\your id\Local Settings\Application Data
for MikTeX directories.  (LyX stores nothing there, but I think MiKTeX does.)

Repeat this above with All Users in place of your id to catch anything
stored if either LyX of MiKTeX was installed for all users.

Paul





Re: Completely removing LyX and MikTeX from Windows XP [was RE: pdflatex never finishes (LyX 2.0.1)]

2011-09-15 Thread Olivier Ripoll

On 15.09.2011 09:31, Matthias Hunstig wrote:

Hi,


It would be a good idea to export a file to LaTeX (pdflatex), then run
pdflatex against it in a DOS window.  That might help pin down whether there
are problems with your LaTeX (MiKTeX?) distribution.


I tried exporting three files and see three different behaviours. Looks like my 
whole installation is even more broken than I thought. I think I will wipe all 
LyX and MikTeX from disk and try re-installing afterwards.

If there anything I should delete after uninstalling the software from the Windows XP 
Control Panel to end up with a "clean" system?

Matthias



Assuming windows 7, you may want to delete (or simply rename/move it) 
the LyX preferences folder ("lyx20"), in the AppData\Roaming folder in 
you home directory (the AppData folder is hidden).


that would be
C:\Users\your_login\AppData\Roaming\lyx20
on windows 7, and something like (from memory)
C:\Documents and Settings\your_login\AppData\Roaming\lyx20
on XP.

Also, some apps can help checking for leftovers ("ccleaner" is such an 
app) when uninstalling a soft (they are safe to use to analyse the 
left-overs, you may want to be careful if you use them for cleaning)


Sincerely,

Olivier



Re: Completely removing LyX and MikTeX from Windows XP [was RE: pdflatex never finishes (LyX 2.0.1)]

2011-09-15 Thread Paul Rubin
Matthias Hunstig  uni-paderborn.de> writes:


> If there anything I should delete after uninstalling the software from the
Windows XP Control Panel to end
> up with a "clean" system?

On Windows XP, look in C:\Documents and Settings\\Application Data and
delete any folders with 'Lyx' or 'Miktex' in their names.  Note that this will
delete any customized layouts, keyboard bindings etc. you might have stored for
LyX.  If you have any such things, it would be prudent to archive copies first.

Also look in C:\Documents and Settings\\Local Settings\Application Data
for MikTeX directories.  (LyX stores nothing there, but I think MiKTeX does.)

Repeat this above with "All Users" in place of  to catch anything
stored if either LyX of MiKTeX was installed for all users.

Paul