I have a problem with OpenOffice and Opensuse 11.2 (32 bit). OpenOffice has a problems with the extensions. When I try to install an extension directly from the web using Firefox it crashs (but I can install extension after downloading and installing manually). When I try to export a drawing (OpenOffice uses then the EnhancedGraphicExportDialogs.oxt plugin) it crashs.
When I integrate a reference using Zotero, it works, but when I try to change a reference or create the bibliography OpenOffice crashs.
I also tried the OpenOffice which came with Opensuse and the slightly newer version in the repository.
I also tried to minimize Java confusion and installed only the original Java 1.6. from Sun.
Can somebody help to get OpenOffice running (or preventing crashing)?
now I tried also the OpenOffice unstable repository.
Here are the same problems:
extension manager check update > crash
Zotero adding bibliography > crash
extension manager add extesions by Firefox > crash
one thing is working with the OpenOffice unstable version: export of graphics! This was not working with OpenOffice 3.1.1 of Opensuse 11.2
Does somebody know it’s possible to replace the OpenOffice version of 11.2 with the version from the 11.1? Adding the 11.1 openoffice repositories was not succesful, because of a conflict with one library (libicuuc.so.40).
after trying the unstable repository and reinstalling of OpenOffice from the stable repository OpenOffice directly chrashs from the start. I reinstalled OpenSuse 11.2.
But I still have the problems with the extensions or export of graphics.
I’am a little bit distressed because I have to (and will) work with OpenOffice.
Is there somebody outside where the extensions (adding, checking updates…) or the export of graphics is working?
I removed the OpenOffice KDE4 package :).
The normal export of graphics is now possible!
The manually adding of extensions is possible (but not directly using Firefox nor check updates) and they are working ;).
Insert graphics (like jpg) works now fast (no waiting in the KDE4 menues).
A quick look in the repositories shows current versions are 126.96.36.199 for Office Stable and 3.1.99 for Office Unstable. These appear to be equivalent to the “current tested and stable build” at OOO, which is 3.1.1. The dev version I am using is 3.2.0m5. However, if you feel less adventurous, you could use 3.2.0 beta m2, which is the beta for the next major release. Best of luck with it!
today I tried OpenOffice 188.8.131.52 (in the info of OpenOffice OOO320.21 is shown) from the unstable repository. So, it should be identical with the m2 version directly from OpenOffice.org. This version is newer as the version I installed two weeks ago from the unstable repository.
The problem are still the same :’(: the program crashs when search for extension updates and - most important for me - the program crashs when inserting or changing the bibliography using Zotero.
Perhaps, there is a difference between the OpenOffice version of OpenOffice and the Novel version (I think the Novel version includes some additional extensions).
I’m unable to comment on the Suse Unstable version as I haven’t used it. You seem to be missing the point of why some people are using the OOO-dev version. It is to keep the installation native and as simple as possible.
I downloaded the OO32 dev m6 version rpm x86 (m5 and m2 was not longer avaible). The installer (setup) was not working as user nor as root using the bash (sh setup) (error: cannot find files or anything like this).
I created a new repository and installed all files by yast. But after installation there was no OpenOffice >:(. It was not in the menu and I was not able to start it by Strg-F2 e.g oowriter or something else :’(.
Now, I will deinstall all files and try to reinstall the Opensuse unstable version.
Don’t know what you did, but OO.o is working like a charm, on every install of 11.2 I performed.
Instead of uninstalling, reinstalling, installing other versions, I’d rather look for solutions with the default installed version.
BTW you don’t start things with Strg-F2, but with Alt-F2
@Knurpht: Of course, you are right, it’s alt+F2.
To be honest, I have no idea what to do to get OpenOffice running without these extension problem except from checking different versions (the same version 3.1.1 under Opensuse 11.1 is working). If you have any better idea, I would be glad.