Authoring tool lyx is missing document classes

Kevin O'Gorman kogorman at
Mon Sep 17 15:12:08 UTC 2012

On Mon, Sep 17, 2012 at 12:48 AM, Krzysztof Mitko <kmitko at> wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 17, 2012, at 04:12, Kevin O'Gorman wrote:
>> I used LaTex, and to a lesser extent lyx, when I was in grad school 10
>> years ago.  I'm back to authoring, and would like to use them again.
>> I loaded up everything that seemed pertinent to lyx and tetex
>> (English) in the repos, but lyx comes up complaining it has no
>> article.cls to work with.  It has none of the others, either.
>> So, the natural questions are:
>> - is lyx still supported?
> I've never used lyx, but it looks like it is supported - at least
> mailing list is active:
> <>
>> - Is tetex  kept current?
> No, it's been abandoned since 2006. Try texlive instead.
>> - Where do I find document classes?
>> - Where do I put them when I've found them?
> You'll find almost every latex class in the ubuntu repository (package
> texlive-full is the complete distribution).
> --
> Z pozdrowieniami,
> Krzysztof Mitko

Then I'm baffled.  I installed texlive and lyx.  The lyx
Document->Settings->Document Class menu shows all sorts of classes,
all of them marked "unavailable".

Where are the class files?  That is where can I get them, and where
should I put them?  Or is there something else blocking this?

Kevin O'Gorman

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