Re: Downloaded the Beamer package, but can't use it
Thanks for the advice. I was finally able to run the beamer class. It turned out that the file beamer.layout was not present in my isntallation of LyX, which is strange because I have 1.6.6 and that file is included since version 1.4
Anyway, I'll describe what I did so it can help other Mepis users that might run into the same problem.
First, I downloaded the official beamer package from here
There, there was a documentation file which said the following:
When you ask TEX to use a certain class or package, it usually looks for the necessary files in so-called texmf
trees. These trees are simply huge directories that contain these files. By default, TEX looks for files in three
different texmf trees:
∙ The root texmf tree, which is usually located at /usr/share/texmf/, /usr/local/texlive/texmf/,
∙ The local texmf tree, which is usually located at /usr/local/share/texmf/, /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local/
∙ Your personal texmf tree, which is usually located in your home directory at ~/texmf/ or ~/Library/texmf/.
You should install the packages either in the local tree or in your personal tree, depending on whether you
have write access to the local tree. Installation in the root tree can cause problems, since an update of the whole TEX installation will replace this whole tree.
Inside whatever texmf directory you have chosen, create the sub-sub-sub-directory
and place all files of the package in this directory.
So what I didi was uncompress the package in /usr/local/share/texmf/tex/latex/beamer.
Later, the manual said:
I run the texhash command as sudo, and it worked fine.
Then, I tested the package and it said that it couldt not load any beamer files. This was the output:
The documentation says the following:
So I went to the official LyX webpage
and downloaded the file beamer.layout.
Then I copied that file to
did the texhas command again, closed Lyx and then tried to run a beamer layout file.
And I was able to open beamer files! :D
I hope this info is helpful to those users of Mepis that want to try out beamer in LyX.