latex just produces gibberish

I have an old fedora 11 system. When I try to use latex math (e.g., $\mu=2$),
it gives no error, but seems to produce gibberish (just ordinary ascii chars) in
my pdf output.

Any ideas how to debug?

I found that a trivial 'hello_world.tex' could run through pdflatex OK.

Try using raw strings. If that doesn't work, try submitting a short example.

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On Tue, May 17, 2011 at 2:05 PM, Neal Becker <ndbecker2@...287...> wrote:

I have an old fedora 11 system. When I try to use latex math (e.g., $\mu=2$),
it gives no error, but seems to produce gibberish (just ordinary ascii chars) in
my pdf output.

Any ideas how to debug?