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    Default LibreOffice in OpenSuse 12.3: bouncing cursor, then nothing

    Have just done an (online) upgrade from 12.2 to 12.3. When I attempt to start LibreOffice, I get a brief splash screen and the bouncing cursor for about twenty seconds, then nothing. trying to start it from Konsole produces no error message, nothing happens at all. Must say I had the same problem in 12.2 for a few days (complete out of the blue) before upgrading, circumvented it by installing LibreOffice 4. Have tried deleting the LO .config files, makes no difference.
    Any ideas anyone?
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    Default Re: LibreOffice in OpenSuse 12.3: bouncing cursor, then nothing

    Quote Originally Posted by gminnerup View Post
    .... trying to start it from Konsole produces no error message, nothing happens at all.
    Now, what is easier then copy/paste this here (between CODE tags of course, you get them clicking on the # button in the toolbar of the post editor). Thus we can see for ourselves what happens and what not. Thiis because I do not think tthat "nothing happens'. Don't you get a new prompt? Showing it is much more illustrative then telling a story and/or your conclusion.
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    Default Re: LibreOffice in OpenSuse 12.3: bouncing cursor, then nothing

    @op - If you create a new user and open libreoffice,do you face the same issue ?
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    Default Re: LibreOffice in OpenSuse 12.3: bouncing cursor, then nothing

    Quote Originally Posted by hcvv View Post
    Now, what is easier then copy/paste this here (between CODE tags of course, you get them clicking on the # button in the toolbar of the post editor). Thus we can see for ourselves what happens and what not. Thiis because I do not think tthat "nothing happens'. Don't you get a new prompt? Showing it is much more illustrative then telling a story and/or your conclusion.
    True, something happened in that I got the command prompt back. Not much else though :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by vazhavandan View Post
    @op - If you create a new user and open libreoffice,do you face the same issue ?
    Now why didn't I think of that myself? It was late in the evening though... I'm at work now but will try that as soon as I get back.
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    Default Re: LibreOffice in OpenSuse 12.3: bouncing cursor, then nothing

    Quote Originally Posted by gminnerup View Post
    True, something happened in that I got the command prompt back. Not much else though :-)
    It is nice that you think my remark being true, but you do not follow it. It still see not what I asked for and the only technical answer you give is "not much else". I am not interested if you think that what comes back is "not much else". I am only interested in your copy/paste of what the computer says.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vazhavandan View Post
    @op - If you create a new user and open libreoffice,do you face the same issue ?
    No, then it works. I gather that means something in my settings has survived the upgrade from 12.2 to 12.3. But what? Deleting the LibreOffice .config file makes no difference.
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    Default Re: LibreOffice in OpenSuse 12.3: bouncing cursor, then nothing

    Quote Originally Posted by hcvv View Post
    It is nice that you think my remark being true, but you do not follow it. It still see not what I asked for and the only technical answer you give is "not much else". I am not interested if you think that what comes back is "not much else". I am only interested in your copy/paste of what the computer says.
    Henk, I appreciate your general point re providing output in code tags. But I'm not a complete newbie and when I write that it returns me to the command prompt without anything else happening that seems clear enough, given that what one's really looking for is some sort of error message. But anyway, here is what you asked for:

    Code:
    hgm@linux-mjmo:~> libreoffice
    hgm@linux-mjmo:~>
    Here's some background info that might be relevant (or not):

    This is my main desktop computer (see signature, which does not yet reflect upgrade to 12.3 though) which I hadn't used for over two months because of a house fire. LibreOffice is my most frequently used application and it had worked fine until the event. Once I'd restored everything and turned the computer back on again, LibreOffice (3.5 I think under 12.2) refused to start with the "bouncing cursor then nothing" symptoms. As I needed to use Writer urgently I simply uninstalled LO 3.5 though YaST and replaced it with LO 4 which worked fine. Now, after the upgrade to OS 12.3, the "bouncing cursor syndrome" is back... Maybe something in this rings a bell with someone?
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    Default Re: LibreOffice in OpenSuse 12.3: bouncing cursor, then nothing

    Sorry, but I read it as I saw it:
    1) nothing at all;
    2) oh yes, the prompt, but not much more;
    3) only the prompt and nothing more.

    So you used three different expressions to explain the same thing. It is only the human way to express oneself in a loose way (like at the coffe table or in the pub) that makes all the confusion. That is why I try to get people to copy/paste the things they have before their very eyes and then maybe add their conclusions. And I do this regardless of the fact that you have a lot of experience (which I may know or not) also to show the best practices to others coming here but having no experience at all. It wouldn't be the first time that we "believed" what an OP said and only after a factual post of computer text we found out the problem was completely different from what we all thought for days.
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    Default Re: LibreOffice in OpenSuse 12.3: bouncing cursor, then nothing

    Quote Originally Posted by hcvv View Post
    Sorry, but I read it as I saw it:
    1) nothing at all;
    2) oh yes, the prompt, but not much more;
    3) only the prompt and nothing more.

    So you used three different expressions to explain the same thing. It is only the human way to express oneself in a loose way (like at the coffe table or in the pub) that makes all the confusion. That is why I try to get people to copy/paste the things they have before their very eyes and then maybe add their conclusions. And I do this regardless of the fact that you have a lot of experience (which I may know or not) also to show the best practices to others coming here but having no experience at all. It wouldn't be the first time that we "believed" what an OP said and only after a factual post of computer text we found out the problem was completely different from what we all thought for days.
    No harm done, Henk .
    I really really need to get LO going tonight. Think I'll go away and install LO 4 again to get some work done. But if anyone can think of a solution to the above, it might help someone else with the same issue, or even me in future...
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