# R cmd check Latex error: FATAL pdflatex - GUI framework cannot be initialized

I am checking my package and this is actually the last remaining problem. The pdf file cannot be compiled and the logfile tells me

``2015-10-15 14:17:47,430+0200 INFO pdflatex - running 'initexmf --quiet --update-fndb' to refresh the file name database2015-10-15 14:17:50,276+0200 FATAL pdflatex - GUI framework cannot be initialized.2015-10-15 14:17:50,276+0200 FATAL pdflatex - Info:2015-10-15 14:17:50,276+0200 FATAL pdflatex - Source: Libraries\MiKTeX\UI\Qt\mikuiqt.cpp2015-10-15 14:17:50,276+0200 FATAL pdflatex - Line: 50``

Any idea where the problem could be?

This is known problem wit MikTex 2.9 when pdflatex encounters error

``````GUI framework cannot be initialized.
``````

(found on my Windows 7 system in the file ~\AppData\Local\MiKTeX\2.9\miktex\log)

So far, I can offer following sequence of actions to remedy this:

1. In Windows Command prompt go to MiKTeX bin folder (e.g. C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9\miktex\bin) and run utility mo.exe;

2. In General tab change 'Install missing packages on-the-fly:' option to No (this will disable GUI and error above won't be happening again);

3. Run R CMD that calls latex converter again (in my case

``````R CMD Rd2pdf man/
``````

again to see new errors;

1. This time miktex won't complaint about GUI - instead it will be missing packages with error like this

``````! LaTeX Error: File `inconsolata.sty' not found.
``````
2. Start MiKTeX package manager (again from mo.exe Packages tab) and install missing package one at the time by repeating steps 3.-5.

This might be not most effective way of fixing this so I appreciate corrections or alternative solutions.