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  1. #1
    Zwaaikom NNTP User

    Default Installing applications

    Hi,

    My name is Jan and I'm quite new to Linux and OpenSUSE.

    I want to use PGF, an lateX extension, and I read that it is depending on xcolor, another package. There's where my problem comes in. I have a file called xcolor.ins which is supposed to be runned from a terminal, I suposse the GNOME terminal. I read that i need to type in "latex xcolor.ins" and it should work. But it doesn't. I get an error, that acces is not granted. I get the impression that I need some admin right, but I AM the admin, and the only user on this PC. What do I wrong?

    Btw also had this problem in an attempt to install something else in a traditional (as far as you can speak of traditions, I'm new) way, by the command ./ file-name.

    Greets,
    Jan

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    Default Re: Installing applications

    xcolor is already in the openSUSE distribution; so I am not quite sure why you need to do anything other than include it in a LaTeX file.

    To add anything to a latex folder, you need to be root and use the root password, normally via
    su --
    or
    sudo
    but I don't think you need to.

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    Zwaaikom NNTP User

    Default Re: Installing applications

    All right, thank you. I suposse you're right.

    So here's the real problem, and the reason why I openned this topic (I thought that installing xcolor would solve this, but I was wrong. If I can I will alter the topic title.)

    LateX does properly the text, but images are not shown. It just leaves a blanc spot on there. Attached is my lateX code.

    Code:
    \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{article}
    
    \usepackage{times}
    \usepackage{amsmath}
    \usepackage[english]{babel}
    \usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
    \usepackage{textcomp}
    \usepackage{xcolor}
    \usepackage{pgf}
    
    \begin{document}
    Start document test
    
    \begin{pgfpicture}{0cm}{0cm}{12cm}{12cm}
    % (0cm,0cm) is the lower left corner,
    % (5cm,2cm) is the upper right corner.
    \pgfrect[stroke]{\pgfpoint{0cm}{0cm}}{\pgfpoint{2cm}{10pt}}
    % Paint a rectangle (stroke it, do not fill it)
    % The lower left corner is at (0cm,0cm)
    % The rectangle is 2cm wide and 10pt high.
    \pgfcircle[fill]{\pgfpoint{3cm}{1cm}}{10pt}
    % Paint a filled circle
    % The center is at (3cm,1cm)
    % The radius is 10pt
    \end{pgfpicture}
    end document test
    \end{document}
    This is all just copied from a tutorial. Strange ything is that a classmate of me cn compile this properly, he gets a result with the picture in it.

    What am I doing wrong??

    Thanks in advance,
    Jan

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    Default Re: Installing applications

    I'm sorry, I cannot tell you that as I don't normally create graphics in LaTeX. I use xfig and then

    \usepackage{graphicx} in the preamble and

    \includegraphics{<filename>}

    in the document.

    You may be better off asking this question on a dedicated LaTeX forum.

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