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    Thumbs down Open Office Sucks!

    This is the second time open office broke and won't start.
    The last time this happened I used the update feature in the yast software manager to fix it.
    Now I can't fix it at all.
    Writer,calc and Impress all start to start up and then exit.
    As much as I hate microsofts monopolizing and want to use openoffice, I cannot because it is not reliable.
    It is buggy and aggravating.
    I want to someday not need windows in a vmware window, but it looks like that will come no time soon.


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    Default Re: Open Office Sucks!

    Since this problem isn't ubiquitous I'm guessing somehow you installed a buggy package from an unstable repository.

    Add the openoffice community repository with yast. Then go to software manager, select patterns in the filter list and update all openoffice packages. If this doesn't fix it the problem might lie with a package deeper down the dependency tree.

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    Start it from a terminal to see any errors that are output.

    Or you could simply uninstall it and then re-install it.

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    Default Re: Open Office Sucks!

    Bets are you have some OOffice repo added!
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    Default Re: Open Office Sucks!

    bperrotta wrote:

    >
    > This is the second time open office broke and won't start.
    > The last time this happened I used the update feature in the yast
    > software manager to fix it.
    > Now I can't fix it at all.
    > Writer,calc and Impress all start to start up and then exit.
    > As much as I hate microsofts monopolizing and want to use openoffice, I
    > cannot because it is not reliable.
    > It is buggy and aggravating.
    > I want to someday not need windows in a vmware window, but it looks
    > like that will come no time soon.
    >
    >

    >
    >

    Humm, not sure what's up with the OOo setup there it works for me both at
    work and home. However, if you're fed up with OOo and don't want to keep
    windows around just for MS Office you could try KOffice.

    http://www.koffice.org/

    Just my $0.02
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    Default Re: Open Office Sucks!

    bperrotta wrote:

    > This is the second time open office broke and won't start.


    Try launching from konsole or gnome-terminal to see if you can get any clue
    about the error.

    hpc02@stthpc:~> oowriter

    Greetings,

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    Default Re: Open Office Sucks!

    Quote Originally Posted by yu210148 View Post
    ...
    Humm, not sure what's up with the OOo setup there it works for me both at
    work and home. However, if you're fed up with OOo and don't want to keep
    windows around just for MS Office you could try KOffice.

    KOffice.org

    Just my $0.02
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    Note that you have to register to download.

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    Thumbs down Re: Open Office Sucks!

    Open office utterly sucks. ;ast I remember I switched to all packman repositories.
    I just totally removed all open office rpms did a fresh install.
    it worked for 15 minutes then stopped again.

    Maybe I can try running it as root. amarok i run as root from /usr/bin
    otherwise it has problems. Where are the open office programs located, what directory?

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    Default Re: Open Office Sucks!

    Don't run it as root. Run it from the console (type oowriter), as suggested above, and see what error messages come out, and maybe you can fix it.

    [Also, run 'zypper lr' and paste the results here]

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    zypper lr as a regular users afterward? exact syntax? "zypper lr" ?

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