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Old 10-18-2003, 12:19 PM   #1
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Hi all.

I am new to Linux, using Redhat 9.0. After updating the kernel and other software with RH Network, I can't get Office.Org to run. Before the update, it did run. Now when I click on the OpenOffice.Org Writer icon, the initial splash screen appears, but the app never opens, and after a while, the splash screen disappears.

Does someone know what the problem/solution is? Many thanks,

Old 10-18-2003, 12:40 PM   #2
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Try opening a terminal and running the app from there, it should display an error when it fails and might help you determine what the problem is.
Old 10-19-2003, 09:46 AM   #3
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Thanks for this tip. Ironically, just before reading it, I had again tried to open the app, and it didn't open, showed only the splash screen. Then while I was opening your reply (minutes later), Office Writer burst across the monitor, asking me to register. I did, and now Office opens like a flash.
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Well, I'm having fun with Open Office. Trying to import an Excel file, which is on a CD, and also on my hard drive, clearly visible, when I try to open it, it says nonexistant file!!
Star Office says the same!
How do I get out of that?
It can open other similar files in the same directory, just the one I want to import, the one I write my bills with, won't open, and I have to go back to Windows.


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