How to view the DVI files generated by latex on Linux? It seems evinece can not open it. After install the evince-dvi package, evince should be able to view dvi files: # yum install evince-dvi
I miss Gnome 2. How to install the MATE fork of Gnome 2 on Fedora 17? MATE is already included into Fedora 17’s repository and is an official feature of Fedora 18. To install MATE on Fedora 17 # yum install @mate-desktop To install softwares usually needed: # yum install mate-media mate-screensaver mate-system-monitor mate-power-manager mate-utils
XPS files is a format from MS on Windows. Evince can view some XPS files, but fails to view some. To view XPS files generated on Windows on a Linux system, we can use mupdf. It works very well. I like it much especially in the situation that Evince fails to open the XPS file.
Compiling a latex documents may take several steps when bibtex is used with latex. However, this latex compilation process is the same for most documents. We can make it a template with Makefile so that simply running make will generate the dvi/ps/pdf files for us. A simple Makefile for using latex with bibtex enabled is