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#1 2006-05-11 13:00:16

rezza
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From: Edinburgh, uk
Registered: 2004-07-08
Posts: 234

Openoffice fails to start

Whenever I try to start openoffice, the splash screen shows briefly followed by this dialog box:

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...and that's it. no messages on the console, no nothing. This is a fresh install of openoffice-base from pacman.

Anyone got the slightest clue here? I really need OO.o today hmm

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#2 2006-05-11 13:32:21

Mr Green
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From: U.K.
Registered: 2003-12-21
Posts: 5,745

Re: Openoffice fails to start

tried logging out & in again ?

or downgrade to lower version from /var/cache ....


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#3 2006-05-11 13:43:14

rezza
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From: Edinburgh, uk
Registered: 2004-07-08
Posts: 234

Re: Openoffice fails to start

Mr Green wrote:

tried logging out & in again ?

Yup, same error.

or downgrade to lower version from /var/cache ....

This is the first time I've installed openoffice on this system.

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#4 2006-05-11 13:49:55

FUBAR
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From: Belgium
Registered: 2004-12-08
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Re: Openoffice fails to start

Did you try running it as root?


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#5 2006-05-11 14:24:01

Moo-Crumpus
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From: Hessen / Germany
Registered: 2003-12-01
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Re: Openoffice fails to start

Have a look at the hidden files in your home folder. I bet your .openoffice (if it is named like that, I am not sure) is owned by root. Delete it.


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#6 2006-05-11 15:04:34

rezza
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From: Edinburgh, uk
Registered: 2004-07-08
Posts: 234

Re: Openoffice fails to start

Thanks guys, yeah it was the .openoffice.org2 dir, it was owned by root. Looks like openoffice.org's first run wizard is b0rked.

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#7 2006-05-11 18:15:51

iBertus
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From: Greenville, NC
Registered: 2004-11-04
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Re: Openoffice fails to start

/off topic
Does anyone know of an open source GTK based presentation maker that isn't Impress? If only I could find such a thing, I'd seriously think about no longer using OOo and switching to AbiWord/Gnumeric/other smaller, less bloated apps with better user interface design.

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#8 2006-05-15 15:18:08

WigglerAway
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Registered: 2006-04-30
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Re: Openoffice fails to start

I had this problem as well so thanks for the tip. I'm quite impressed by how fast arch loads openoffice. It's dog slow in ubuntu and windows.

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