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I'm using ElemantaryOS which is an unofficial derivative of Ubuntu. I'm also using Emacs24.2 (There are some shell features that are essentials for me). I tried to install AUXtex (from package manager) however when I added the lines

(load "auctex.el" nil t t)
(load "preview-latex.el" nil t t)

to ~/.emacs~~, Emacs complained that it can't findauctex.el``. I tried the naive solution:

cp /etc/emacs23/site-start.d/50auxtex.el /etc/emacs/site-start.d/

without any luck. I also tried to remove the 50 from the file name with the same result.

What else can I do?

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I added them to ~/.emacs – Yotam Jan 31 '13 at 11:31
Yes, sorry, that's what I meant. I also assume that your use of auxtex instead of auctex in your question is a typo and you have the correct line in your .emacs. – terdon Jan 31 '13 at 11:36
Yes, you are correct. – Yotam Jan 31 '13 at 11:47
In that case, please edit and correct your question to avoid confusion. – terdon Jan 31 '13 at 11:48

I installed the 11.87 version (instead 11.86 from the repos) and now things work.

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