I upgraded to Mandrake 9.2 from a Linux Journal DVD. Everything seems fine. As before, OpenOffice.org would not launch from the K-menu. An item would appear in the task bar, the hourglass would be busy, but then ... nothing.
As there was no immediate need for OOo, I left it alone. I have now downloaded the package from OpenOffice.org and installed it in /usr/lib/openoffice (is this a good choice?). I have done a network/user workstation install, not a personal install in /home/myHome/.
The menus still won't work, not surprising since they try to run oowrite, oocalc, etc. A search for these files revealed that they were nowhere on the machine.
Executing soffice as user from a terminal window launches the OOo MDI window from which I can create/open documents in the various apps. Executing
found it at /usr/bin/soffice, which is in the $PATH, so why doesn't it get called from the menus?
I will probably alter all the menu items so that they call
etc., but this offends my sense of elegance, especially as /usr/bin is in the $PATH.
Any ideas, anyone?
I raised this problem before with 9.1 in thread <http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ching+starting
> but neither of the two suggestions helped.
Platform: Dell Optiplex GX260, Pentium 4 @ 2.4 GHz, 512 Mb RAM, Mandrake 9.2 (upgrade from 9.1, not an installation), KDE
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