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Old 03-30-2008, 07:37 PM   #1
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Open Office wont load files from PC using SAMBA


I recently installed Kubuntu. I can see the Windows PCs on my network, and navigate to the files via SAMBA shares.

But when I try to open any file that calls an Open Office program, the Open Office window comes up, the little blue bar flashes across the screen, then....nothing. No file.

I can open other files on the shared drives fine, like jpgs using Gwenview, and txt files using Kate.

I know my .doc and .xls files are compatible, because I can actually copy them via SAMBA to my Kubuntu machine, and load them just fine.

I just cant figure this out, and I've spend a whole day on it !
Any advice would be hugely appreciated.

Old 03-30-2008, 07:40 PM   #2
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Check the system logs. Especially from Samba. Also try starting oowriter from the shell. Sometimes doing that stderr will print messages in the terminal. This may indicate the problem.


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