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#1 2015-10-10 11:42:20

Humar
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Registered: 2013-09-13
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LibreOffice 5 cannot be started

Hello!

On a new machine of mine I installed LibreOffice 5 and upon start get:

LibreOffice 5.0 - Fatal Error
The application cannot be started.
User installation could not be completed.

Now I already googled and it turns out some people have the same problem and in their home-directory some folders belong to root.

This is not the case with me. All folders belong to the user logged in.

I'm not sure what else could cause this as I use LibreOffice and Arch on all of my machines...

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#2 2015-10-10 12:43:45

dice
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From: Germany
Registered: 2014-02-10
Posts: 413

Re: LibreOffice 5 cannot be started

I recently had problems starting libreoffice while using the numix GTK theme. Switching to adwaita or something else solved it. Of course it might fail with other themes than numix too.


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#3 2015-10-10 15:10:19

roadev
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From: Cali, Colombia
Registered: 2015-10-09
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Re: LibreOffice 5 cannot be started

Same problem here after running full upgrade yestarday hmm

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#4 2015-10-10 15:14:32

kwacka
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Registered: 2011-10-27
Posts: 10

Re: LibreOffice 5 cannot be started

Same problem after full upgrade, reversed and upgraded by hand, got this advisory note:

> LibreOffice now uses highly experimental gtk3 vcl by default
> on some desktops. To use stable gtk2 vcl uncomment
> it in /etc/profile.d/libreoffice-fresh.{sh,csh}

Did this, but wouldn't work until rebooted (i.e. logging out wasn't sufficient)

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#5 2015-10-10 15:39:04

bleach
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Registered: 2013-07-26
Posts: 264

Re: LibreOffice 5 cannot be started

^ that works here

just uncomment the
export SAL_USE_VCLPLUGIN=gtk
dont add gtk2 to it

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#6 2015-10-10 18:32:24

whizzo
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Registered: 2013-04-14
Posts: 6

Re: LibreOffice 5 cannot be started

Switching from numix to another theme solves the problem in my case, like #2 says.

hmm

Edit: with numix theme works fine, with numix-frost-themes don't:

~ $ libreoffice

(soffice:1540): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_value_set_boxed: assertion 'G_VALUE_HOLDS_BOXED (value)' failed

(soffice:1540): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: gtype.c:4268: type id '0' is invalid

(soffice:1540): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: can't peek value table for type '<invalid>' which is not currently referenced
Application Error
~ $

Last edited by whizzo (2015-10-10 18:45:49)

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#7 2015-10-11 17:21:53

Humar
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Registered: 2013-09-13
Posts: 58

Re: LibreOffice 5 cannot be started

Doesn't work for me... I'm using plasma, do I need to do something else?

edit, fixed it: I simply deleted the .config-folder of libreoffice (you may want to rename it, I didn't give a fuck, since it was a new install anyway), now it starts and works!

Last edited by Humar (2015-10-11 17:56:12)

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#8 2015-10-12 03:55:49

zerophase
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Registered: 2015-09-03
Posts: 213

Re: LibreOffice 5 cannot be started

You just need to edit /etc/profile.d/libreoffice-fresh.(csh/sh).  For me using the gtk theme let it launch with other themes.  gtk3 didn't work for it for me.

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