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Old 04-03-2002, 09:01 PM   #1
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Star Office question

Hey Im back with another dumb question. I installed star office as root. How do I make it so that I can use it as a normal user? Do I need to reinstall it when I am logged in as a user and use su root? Im glad none of you guys know who I am or Id be embarassed. It sucks being new. Thanks in advance.
Old 04-03-2002, 09:21 PM   #2
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If I remember right you would have installed it to /opt or someplace in /usr, and should have another install you can access as a normal user. Seems like there was an option during the install to install it as shared or something like that. After running through the second install you should be able to use it as a normal user.

Sorry I don't remember any better detail, but there should be something in /usr/share/doc/staroffice that will provide the details. I can't look in mine because I don't have StarOffice installed.

Being new at something can make it seem a lot harder than it is, but I wouldn't worry about being embarrased. Save that for when you really mess it up
Old 04-04-2002, 04:46 PM   #3
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So far as I remember, you only have to copy one file into the home directory of any user who wants to use SO. I do not remember the name of the file, but you can easily find out what it is: simply run SO as a normal user and SO will complain of that file missing. If you copy that file as root, do not forget to grant read/write permissions for the normal user for that file.

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