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Old 12-19-2003, 10:37 PM   #1
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problem starting

Either another instance of is accessing your personal settings or your personal settings are locked.
Simultaneous access can lead to inconsistencies in your personal settings. Before continuing, you should make sure user 'root' closes on host '*myPC's host name*'

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I get this message every time I start openoffice, since root isnt even loged in I think that the problem lies in the permissions of my "personal settings". Problem is; I dont know where my personal settings are. so my question is: where are the OpenOffice personal settings stored?

Cause I checked my home directory for any openoffice files with a "." and I didnt find any
Old 12-20-2003, 02:51 AM   #2
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Since you don't indicate what window manager you're using, I can only suggest these places to look.
/home/<user>/.gnome/apps , /home/<user>/.kde/share/applnk , or /home/<user>/ as possible locations for a lock file.
Old 12-20-2003, 02:59 AM   #3
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yeah, try your /var/lock directory, to make sure there aren't items opened there (from a crash)
Old 12-20-2003, 09:40 AM   #4
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There's a weird named file that OO.o sets in your home dir. I can't remember the name of it, but I know it's there. I had this problem once try deleting /home/yourname/.openoffice and see if that helps.


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