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Old 01-28-2002, 10:49 AM   #1
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Star Office problems

Im having to take intro to word processing for school and of course its on word 2000, which I dont have, so Ive been using star office, but the other day when I tried to run star office, it loads forever then the splash screen is stuck on my screen and the program never opens. It wont let me reinstall, and if I try to uninstall it, it tells me to close star office first, but I cant see how star office is running, ive logged out then logged back in a couple times and Ive dug all through my Linux in a nutsheel book I keep beside my desk and still cant find anything on it, its really important, I need all my homework done by wednesday night. Any help is greatly appreciated
Old 01-28-2002, 02:51 PM   #2
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I guess I need to know a few things.

1. How did you install it? RPM, source compile, etc.
2. Did it give you any problems installing? Dependency issues,etc
4. Are you sure that you installed correctly? On local user /home
Old 01-28-2002, 06:17 PM   #3
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Lightbulb Give this a try!

That would be the second thing to to (the first is kicking the case): open a terminal and do a: ps -A , this gives you a list of currently running processes. You'll probably find a line related to staroffice (maybe writer... don't know).

You have to kill the pending process in order to start a new clean session: do either a: killall -9 "name_of_the_process" or simply a: kill "number_at_the_left_of_the_name_of_the_process" (without brachets!)


[felipe@entropic felipe]$ ps -A
1 ? 00:00:03 init
2 ? 00:00:00 keventd
3 ? 00:00:00 ksoftirqd_CPU0
4 ? 00:00:02 kswapd
5 ? 00:00:00 bdflush

In this case, to kill "keventd" I could do:

killall -9 keventd


kill 2

(you might want to be root 4 this)

Once you have killed the hanging process you should be able to start staroffice...

i hope!

Old 01-28-2002, 10:03 PM   #4
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you can delete the .office52 folder or whatever it's called.

if you did a net install goto to /usr/local/staroffice/ and run the .soffice again to set it up.

if you did not do a net install you will need to install it from install files again.


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