[Tex/LaTex] How to make TexStudio find the latex distribution on Linux Mint


I installed TexStudio and TexLive. However, when I open TexStudio, it tells me that "No LaTeX distribution was found on your system". What do I need to do to be able to compile a pdf with tex studio? I would also be willing to use something like miktex instead of texlive if that makes it easier.
Thank you very much for your help!

Best Answer

You should go to the Settings in TexStudio, then Options -> Build and tick the box "Show advanced options". At the bottom of the window you can set the relative path where TexStudio is looking for the LaTex distribution. With most standard installations this is /usr/local/texlive/2020/bin/x86_64

Depending on your operating system and the year of your Latex distribution the year and the x86... part may be different.

PS: This is basically Sigur's answer from the comments with the important addition that you need to tick the "show advanced options" box.

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