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Old 08-04-2006, 11:59 PM   #1
man_msc
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Question openoffice not starting


Hi all,
I have installed Fedora core 2 on my new system. After installing I found that my openoffice package is not starting.I can see all the icons, when I click on any of the icons of openoffice package, the timer icon is rotating for a few seconds but after that nothing comes up. I don't know why? I have uninstalled the package and then reinstalled to whether the problem can be solved by this.But it is of no use. Tell me how can get rid of this problem.
 
Old 08-05-2006, 12:50 AM   #2
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first thing you should do is start openoffice.org from a terminal (instead of clicking an icon), so you can see any error messages which are displayed... you can then post those messages here... BTW, this doesn't really belong in the Networking forum - i'm not sure why you posted here...

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Old 08-24-2006, 09:38 AM   #3
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yes, I have tried opening the files in terminal but I got some coded language which I could not understand.Moreover, I can open the files logging in as root. But when I login as a user, I am unable to open the files. I think permissions to be given to the users to open openoffice and see the files. But I don't know where to give the permissions.Can any body help me in this?
 
Old 08-24-2006, 06:32 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by man_msc
yes, I have tried opening the files in terminal but I got some coded language which I could not understand.
you dont have to understand it, because you can copy/paste the output here and have several users analyzing it... the fact that you *are* getting error messages is good news... error messages are the bread and butter of troubleshooting... so please post that complete output here...

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Moreover, I can open the files logging in as root. But when I login as a user, I am unable to open the files. I think permissions to be given to the users to open openoffice and see the files. But I don't know where to give the permissions.Can any body help me in this?
there is no need to give users any special permissions to start openoffice.org unless something unusual is going-on... once we have a look at the error message, then we'll have a better idea of what's going on...

meanwhile, you could also post the output of these commands (but don't forget to post the error message please):
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find / -name soffice -type f -exec ls -l {} \;
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find / -name soffice.bin -type f -exec ls -l {} \;
Code:
find / -name swriter -type f -exec ls -l {} \;
 
  


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