Re: Problems printing and exporting
Rene Maya wrote:
> Hi there,
> Well I've been reading/studying the guides that come together with Lyx, and
> so far I think it's a great piece of software, there is a but, though, not
> only I'm a newbie to Lyx but also to Linux, specifically to Kubuntu. and I
> found really hard to keep up how to install and set up everything, the worst
> part is that you don't even bother saying it! you go as far as saying
> something like "in this tutorial we are going to assume that Lyx is working
> perfectly (why would it?) as well as LaTeX, xdvi, dvips" and then you say
> that if this is not the case then I'll have to do it by myself (!?).
This is supposed to be handled for you by Kubuntu: When you install LyX,
the Kubuntu package manager should install everything that is necessary
to get LyX working correctly. If it's not doing that, then that is a
problem with Kubuntu, not with LyX.
> I believe that stuff like this is what pushes people away from using great
> open source software... specially newbies like me. I know... we can always
> google anything but it seems that even though there is an official website
> for dvips, you can't download it from them, it only says "download reliable
> TeX software, it should be included there"... why don't you include
> everything that Lyx needs to be perfect??
First, because there isn't actually such a thing. Take TeX for example.
There are many "distributions" of TeX, and on Linux there are two that
are very widely used: tetex, which is actually unmaintained now but is
still used in Fedora 8, and TeXLive, which is found in many new
distributions. You might have had one of these installed before LyX was
installed, in which case LyX doesn't need to install TeX, and in fact