I recently installed the Lyx document processor (1.6.3) from the reps and it seemed to install ok with no errors. But when I try to use it I keep getting errors about missing files, for example:
"The layout file requested by this doument, article.layout, is not usable. This is probably because a LaTeX class or stle file requires by it is not available... Lyx will not be able to produce an output"
I found references to this on the net and one of them suggested running configure.py, which I tried, but it gave a permission denied error on the file configure.log, though this file has got full write permission for the user so I'm not sure why configure.py failed.
Has anyone else had this problem with Lyx or got any suggestions how to fix it?