This is the strangest thing I've ever seen...
From the terminal, I can enter in any of openoffices programs, swriter, sbase, scalc, soffice, etc,etc,etc. However, I can "not" use the menu to start them. Actually the only way I figured out that error was by using CTRL-ALT-F1.
While searching around I had found one place that said to copy ooffice to the home dir, which I did... Here's the link https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...uncher-536433/
However, since I installed 3.0.1 changing the file to any series of 3.0.1, 2.1, or 3.0 doesn't work. Another very odd thing, also. I created a script file
Of course this didn't work, but after I copied soffice to the user directory, voila, it worked.
I even renamed soffice to ooffice and copied soffice from ooffice, which, in my noob brain, showed that the permissions were set, however, that didn't work either...
After I figured out that soffice was just another name for ooffice, I added that to my openbox menu, which works just fine, even before copying soffice to the home dir.
Anyway, this is the darnest thing I've seen...Anyone know why?