Quote:> I also want to set up*and Lyx, but do I need to install TeX as
> well ?
Sorry, I don't know anything about your printer problem.
But yes,*is a set of macroes that works with TeX. You'll need
both. I suggest you install the teTeX distribution of TeX and*
combined. You will also want a viewer, xdvi, and a printing program.
(I use dvips because I have a Postscript printer; you'll have to look
for one appropriate for you.)
In my Redhat distribution the packages containing teTeX are
tetex-latex ;; the*macros
tetex-xtexsh ;; X11 shell for TeX
tetex-xdvi ;; *.dvi viewer for X
tetex-afm ;; font metrics tool
tetex-dvips ;; print *.dvi files on Postscript
tetex-dvilj ;; print *.dvi files on LaserJet (I suppose)
tetex ;; the TeX compiler; *.tex -> *.dvi
If you can't access RedHat packages, you can pick up a copy of teTeX
Read the (surprise!) README file in that catalogue. You may have to
visit CTAN (Comprehensive Tex Archive Network) anyway, to get a driver
for your printer. Have a look in the
I'm not familiar to Lyx, although those who use it seem very
enthusiastic. I haven't met that many users, though.
An alternative (not WYSIWYG) to Lyx is AUCTeX, a*mode for Emacs,
if that's your editor of choice. I use this one.
I believe there is a RedHat package of AUCTeX in the
If you're a novice user, you'll appreciate
Lamport, L.: LaTeX, a document preparation system.
For more experienced users, I recommend
Kopka, H. and P. W. Daly: A guide to LaTeX2e.
And if you're curious about packages to*(i.e. useful extensions
that's not a part of standard LaTeX), this book explains the use of
Goossens, M., F. Mittelbach and A. Samarin: The*companion.
The teTeX distribution comes with a lot of these packages included.