Installing LateX and Beamer in Ubuntu

This post is intended to enable users to install LateX in Ubuntu machines. The process will also run in Linux Mint systems. The commands are tested in Ubuntu 12.04.




After connecting to a network, open a terminal and type the following(enter your password when prompted)

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:texlive-backports/ppa

This will add the package sources of TexLive 2012 to the package manager, instead of obsolete 2009 version.

sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install texlive-full 
sudo apt-get install biblatex

After successful installation of texlive, we need a Graphical User Interface to work with TeX files and to manage them easily. Type the following command in the terminal to install a GUI.

sudo apt-get install texmaker

For installing beamer use the following command in the Terminal

sudo apt-get install latex-beamer

For presenting the Beamer generated pdf, impressive package gives an eye catchy effect. To install this package use the following command

sudo apt-get install impressive

Enjoy the power of LateX and speed of Linux!!


7 thoughts on “Installing LateX and Beamer in Ubuntu

  1. Hello. Many thanks. I have some problems in russification of LaTeX under Ubuntu. I guess it could be something wrong with repositories, because when I say ” sudo apt-get update “, it does not work saying that it does not find files. Either it does not find files for cyrillic LaTeX (texlive-lang-cyrillic) and actually many others when I try to install other packages. What should it be written in /etc/apt/sources.list ? Should I correct something else? What packages have I to install then? Thank you very much in advance.

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