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Old 09-27-2003, 02:09 PM   #1
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OpenOffice won't start


I have this weird problem as of this morning. Am running mdk9.1, KDE 3.1. I had OpenOffice1.0.2 installed that came with mdk and it was working fine until yesterday. Today, it won't start.
The symptoms:

- any other user, except the account that I chiefly use, can run it; all users have exactly the same permissions; the difference between them is locale settings but changing the locales does not help for the one account that has problems
- cleaning out the home directory of the user account that has problems does not help so it is probably not something wrong with ~/.openoffice
- there are absolutely no error messages. Judgin from the output of ps, it is soffice.bin that silently hangs.

So, I have one user (who is me) who cannot start oo. I tried the oo1.0.3. rpm with the same results. Meanwhile, the oo1.1 tarball install has no problems.

Any ideas what might be going wrong? I like to be able to use oo1.0x... I spent so much time customizing it...
 
Old 09-27-2003, 02:19 PM   #2
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have you tried explicitly removing ~/.openoffice

maybe it'll work?
it can't hurt much, as far as I know, it doesn't store much info except your name and stuff...

correct me if I'm wrong...
 
Old 09-27-2003, 02:49 PM   #3
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of course. Besides, cleaning out ~ means just that: erased the whole thing with all its contents. Didn't help at all. I'm really stumped. It does store the customizations of toolbars and such.
 
Old 09-27-2003, 02:50 PM   #4
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hmm.... I don't know how to help you here...

start another user and move everything there?
 
Old 09-27-2003, 02:58 PM   #5
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yeah. I'm thinking of doing that or just start using oo1.1. assuming that the current rc5 is pretty close to stable. But I would still like to know what on earth is going wrong. You see, the only difference that I can think of between the accounts is the name and uid...

thanks, though.
 
Old 09-27-2003, 03:00 PM   #6
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no prob.

I just noticed my status doesn't say newbie anymore =) cool =)
*Listening to natural blues and feeling successful*

hehe!
 
  


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