I have installed AUCTeX, it compiled a test file OK, but I can't view the output.

I get " Cannot get Evince viewer ...". Xviewer, should be the analogue in my distro, I think (I have not way to check through TeXworks as it uses an integrated viewer), as that is what I use to view pdf files.

I tried M-x customize-variable TeX-view-program-list following the instruction of a related post.

Then under INS, I put as 'name' Xreader. What should I put in the other fields? enter image description here

$ cat /etc/*-release
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia"

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If xreader is the name of the executable then Command should be xreader %o and Viewer Executable should be xreader.

  • I did that, and then I was ask to set TeX-view-program-selection to xreader, and put Xreader under View. It worked.
    – Erwann
    Jul 21, 2018 at 15:09

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