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Old 07-23-2002, 05:27 AM   #1
wyvis
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OpenOffice headache...


I have installed OpenOffice 1.0 on my RH7.3 laptop running 2.4.18 and KDE3.0. I installed as root using the -net option as recomended and everything went OK.

However, when I logged in as a standard user to install the workstation components I ran into a few problems. When I kicked off the setup program all that happened was that a blank grey window appeared. When I attempted to close the window a popup appeared with 2 buttons but no text. I also tried re-running the installer as root and the same thing happened.

Has anybody seen this before or know what would cause this weirdness?

Thanks.
 
Old 07-23-2002, 11:12 AM   #2
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Nope, but it could be ownership problem that happens in Windows XP/2K: install as admin, run as user, no dice.

2 options: either install it under /home/you/whatever as user since you're using it as user right? or install as root and change all ownership & group to you, the user, here's how.

Open terminal, type
su
enter root passwd
cd into openoffice folder, i.e. /usr/local
chown -R yourname OpenOffice.org1.0
chgrp -R yourgroup OpenOffice.org1.0

Group is usually "users". No quotes.

Then run OO setup again under user. Repair. That it.
 
Old 07-24-2002, 02:53 AM   #3
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Thanks for the suggestion.

Unfortunately, I tried it last night but no joy -- I still get the blank screen

Tried a few other suggestions I found on the web but nothing seems to work.

Oh well, I guess I'll just have to stick with Abiword.
 
Old 07-24-2002, 10:17 AM   #4
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You're welcome.

You tried both options and nothing worked. Strange. I use StarOffice. Give it a shot. It's working for me
 
Old 07-24-2002, 10:46 AM   #5
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I think as what jetblackz said was right. Log in as a user and install it in your /home/user/directory it should work fine. For me i did it this way and had no problem with Openoffice
 
Old 07-25-2002, 03:58 AM   #6
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Unfortunately not.

I have tried installing as per the install instructions (e.g. -net as root then a workstation install), installing as my user, and installing as root and chown/chgrp-ing to my user.

All produce the same problem.

What desktop/wm are you guys running? Could this be a problem with my KDE install?
 
Old 07-25-2002, 06:06 AM   #7
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I am running RH7.3 with KDE 3.0
So if my should work your's shouldnt be a problem.

Can we know what package you downloaded?
 
Old 07-25-2002, 11:04 AM   #8
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Sifvion -- I installed the standard KDE packages from the RH7.3 CD (during a clean install).

I downloaded OpenOffice 1.0.1 tar.gz installer from the OpenOffice.org website.

Do you know of any RPMs availaible that I could try?
 
Old 08-11-2002, 12:01 AM   #9
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I was wondering if you were able to get OO running with RH7.3??
 
Old 08-11-2002, 01:02 AM   #10
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wyvis I think you can find the rpm in rpmfind.net.
otterit yes I get it running if you are refering to me.
 
Old 08-11-2002, 01:09 AM   #11
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i've got openoffice running on rh7.3...
installed it as user in my /home/user directory...

there is an rpm for openoffice??? never knew that...

(P.S. i like your sig Sifvion... and hey you're from sg???)
 
Old 08-11-2002, 05:08 AM   #12
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Oh yes I am from Singapore. I installed in my /home/usr/openoffice too! Had it running at no time! You from SG too? HAPPY NATIONAL DAY! Thanks for the comment.
 
Old 08-12-2002, 08:36 AM   #13
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i'm from sg too!!! and happy national day to you too...
 
Old 12-15-2002, 03:30 PM   #14
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funny that :)

My colleague and I are from NZ, but
we have that problem, too ... Slack 8 ;)

Works for root, not for other users ....

To fix it was a real pain (I think it was) ...
I had to uninstall 1.0.1 as root, re-install 1.0
, uninstall 1.0, re-install 1.0.1 .... <yech>

Well, and after I upgraded my slack from 8
to 8.1 I have the phenomenon again :(

Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 12-16-2002, 10:15 AM   #15
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hmm... Thinkster do you have to install it as root? For me I install as a user in my user directory. eg /home/deep/office. Deep is the user, it work flawlessly.
 
  


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