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Ajarn 03-22-2004 08:52 AM

openoffice crazy
I loaded Mandrake 10, went fine with few problems, BUT,
My OpenOffice is installed in Spanish (or Catalan) by default
Very funny, Mandrake.

------Where & How ------ do I change that to English.

Thank folks.

beejayzed 03-22-2004 01:33 PM

That's funny, mine was english. Maybe there's an english package or something?

AMMullan 03-22-2004 01:37 PM

Sounds like you've got the Spanish OO install lol - just remove it (rpm -e openoffice (if you installed from rpm) and then download the English version


Ajarn 03-22-2004 11:04 PM

Hi All

I just answer all above posts in one answer.

I did not install the Catalan version by rpm.
It was installed automaticcaly when I installed the English versiom of Mandrake.
Please don't say that is not possible. cose I can read, and I did the standard instqall ( not individual packages )
I don't drink. I don't smoke dagga. I don't use drugs.

I also do not want to uninstall it right now, I just want to know where iI can change it to the english language, if this is possible.
If not possible. I will have to uninstall and reinstall.

Thanks to all who answered, but hope to get more responses.

If any of you has it in english, maybe he can look where can you change the language, ofcourse, if possible.

Thanks again

darthtux 03-22-2004 11:16 PM

To change the language you have to uninstall and reinstall the english version. The language is written into the version.

Ajarn 03-23-2004 02:39 AM

OK, If I don't get any more replies I will uninsall and reinstall again.


In my original post I mentioner --few problems----
When I installed v10 , the installer did sit for a full 5 minutes trying to read the package selection, where it normally takes 30 secons or so.
Maybe thats part of the problem.
see you around. thanks again

AMMullan 03-23-2004 02:41 AM

I think that it's probably your best next step (as much as I hate the fact that you can't do it and feel like such a Windoze Sysadmin saying "reinstall and all will be well again" lol)...

Hope it helps :D

Ajarn 03-23-2004 03:01 AM

Funny, I was thinking along the same line. win..............95-98-Me-2000-XP.

Oh, those were the days, my friends................................

I will follow up if OK or not.
see you

AMMullan 03-23-2004 03:07 AM

yeah plus also if ya notice (lol i see this alot with the other staff at my work) that alot of NT SysAdmins/Support staff suggest rebooting as a first method of attack... omigod why would you do that LOL....

Ajarn 03-23-2004 03:19 AM

Hi, I just have another question for mandrake, now that you mentioned rebooting.

I am kind of fond of my KILL button, but can't find it in mandrake 10.
Any idees?

AMMullan 03-23-2004 04:15 AM

Hmmm k... KILL button??? is that a Mandrake specific thing?

beejayzed 03-23-2004 04:32 AM

Where is the kill button usually. I used Mandrake 9.1 before and I don't recall a kill button.

Ajarn 03-23-2004 07:00 AM

it's called xkill actually
start application-----go up to :

I use it sometimes when an application crashes or hangs or simply seem to take to much time to close. Actually.

JaseP 03-23-2004 08:16 AM

... or bring up a console,... type:
and just be careful of where you point and click the skull and crossbones...

Ajarn 03-23-2004 09:56 AM

thanks !!!!!!

My brain must be frozen or maybe it is my 59th birtday coming up which has something to do with it.

will be back with another silly Q soon.

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