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Old 11-24-2002, 06:58 AM   #1
Markku Vuorinen
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Question Saving OO documents and SuSe 8.1 Pro


Installation of OO 1.0.1 according to SuSe 8.1 Pro (boxed) defaults
lead to document saving problems.

First attempts lead to error report:
/opt/OpenOffice.org/work doesn't exist

After adding the missing .../work I got a new error message:

Error saving the document Untitled1:
Write error
The file could not be written.

Saving to /home/.../myowndocs gives another error message:
Error saving the document Untitled1:
Wrong parameter.
The operation was started under an invalid parameter.

Clicking OK after this causes application shutdown.

Automatic file name extension is on.

This seems to be an installation problem of the combination OO and
SuSe 8.1 Pro. All other applications I've tested this far seem to
work roughly as expected so somehow it's also OO specific.

I've tried to find some clues from various sources, but without any
luck. Does anyone have any idea what's wrong. It's not a hardware
related problem.

It's probably something very basic and stupid, but it helps Linux community if these win-typical problems wouldn't come up.
 
Old 11-24-2002, 11:39 AM   #2
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Hello and welcome to LQ

You might need to run OO setup as that particular user to set things up for them. It should create a ~/.OpenOffice directory and things.

You will first want to locate where OO got installed to:
whereis openoffice OR
locate openoffice OR
find openoffice

Anyway, once that's done, locate a file in the folder called "setup" and run that with this user.

That's how I set it up on my box anyhow, but I installed it myself, from .tar.gz file, so things might be a bit different.

Cool
 
Old 11-30-2002, 12:34 PM   #3
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It did not help.
 
Old 01-08-2003, 12:59 AM   #4
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Error saving document

I too am having the same trouble with OO on SuSE 8.1. Have you figured out how to fix your problem? I can't find any help.
 
Old 01-09-2003, 04:13 PM   #5
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I have SuSE 8.1 myself on one of my test drives. Just download the .tar.gz from openoffice.org.

Untar it using your user you want to have access.

Then like MasterC said just run the ./setup with that user and be sure it installs it in that users home directory.

I have installed it on my Suse 8.0, Suse 8.1 and now my Slackware 8.1 using this method with no problems.

Dave
 
Old 01-10-2003, 12:08 PM   #6
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Did you install OO as a Workstation Install or a Local install?
If you install it as local, you will get the exact symptoms you describe.
 
Old 01-11-2003, 02:14 PM   #7
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baldy3105 you mention that if you install OO as local, you will get the error results. At least that's what I thought you meant.

I have OO installed on RedHat 7.3 and got the same problem. I followed the included install instructions exactly...or I think I did.

Anyway, if I did install it as a local install, being a newbie, how do I correct my situation. I first installed it as root and then as a user.

Thanks for any help.
 
Old 01-11-2003, 02:55 PM   #8
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You need to (or at least this is what I did) remove Open Office ( I can't help you with that on redhat!) Reinstall it from CD, which puts the Icon on the desktop. Then click the OO icon and make sure you select "workstation" install and make sure you are logged in as the user you normally use or it cocks up the permissions.

When You click the Icon it looks like it is installing it again, but is actually just configuring it for you as a user.

When it asks you to select "Workstation" or "local" installation, I interpreted this as meaning with or without a server, so I selected "local".

What it actually appears to mean is this - the server is allready installed on your machine. Workstation setup means that you as a user are accessing the apps as installed on your server (which just so happens to be the same physical machine), where as local means local to you AS A USER, the whole apps package gets installed to your home directory. When you run this local install it must be run using a different wrapper, but all the shortcuts you have in the menus are not configured to point to this wrapper. So it all goes wrong.

I found this issue on the SuSe support database.

Hope this helps
 
Old 01-11-2003, 07:16 PM   #9
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I got it. Thank you so much for helping and your explaination. That kiind of help really benefits newbies like me.
 
Old 01-13-2003, 05:27 AM   #10
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No probs, I'm a noob myself, I only knew about this one cos I found out the hard way !!!
 
Old 01-23-2003, 02:46 PM   #11
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Thanx a lot, too

I had the same problem and now it works

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Old 01-24-2003, 06:49 PM   #12
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My pleasure
 
Old 02-18-2003, 03:03 AM   #13
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I had this problem. It works fine now. This is a great board, thanks.
 
  


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