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Old 03-10-2007, 11:05 PM   #1
mkimpel
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Unhappy open office does not launch from launcher


I am new to Linux and have just installed openSuse 10.2 and openOffice 2.1 . At first, I could launch openOffice from the launcher icon and from openOffice documents. Now, when I click on the launcher or a document, nothing happens. I can get openOffice to load by clicking on usr/lib/ooo-2.0/program/soffice.bin I investigated the launcher, and it has a command oofromtemplate, which if I type directly into the console, produces the error message:

mkimpel@mark:~> oofromtemplate
Error forking '/usr/lib/ooo-2.0/program//soffice': 'Failed to execute child process "/usr/lib/ooo-2.0/program/soffice" (Permission denied)'


Has something become corrupted? I have uninstalled and reinstalled openOffice using Yast and that did not fix the problem.

Thanks,
Mark
 
Old 03-11-2007, 05:44 PM   #2
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Hey,

From the console you should be able to launch openoffice with:

openoffice.org-2.1

What desktop environment are you using, GNOME or KDE?

Chris.
 
Old 03-11-2007, 06:27 PM   #3
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console command doesn't open openOffice

I tried openoffice.org-2.1 from the console and received the message "command not found". It's like the system has lost track of the fact that oo is installed.

I am using Gnome.

thanks,
Mark
 
Old 03-11-2007, 06:40 PM   #4
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You should be able to change the command that the launcher uses to run. Replace the existing command with the one you know works. Then you might want to have a look at your desktop menu entry for open office as well and make sure that is using the command that works. The launcher was probably opening a text document template by default which may have been changed or removed or something. Anyway you can just change the command to run the soffice.bin executable.

hth,

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Old 03-11-2007, 07:37 PM   #5
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very strange!!

At the terminal enter:

ls -al /usr/bin/* | grep open*

in the output there should be a soffice file, if its there move it from /usr/bin to your home directory by entering, as root:

mv /usr/bin/soffice /home/user_name

then copy the file that you said launches openoffice with, as root:

cp /path/to/openoffice/launcher /usr/bin/openoffice.org-2.1

then retry the command,

openoffice.org-2.1

if it works try the launchers in the menu, if they don't come back here :-)

Chris.
 
  


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