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ubuntu libreoffice writer 5.4 won't open

asked 2017-09-07 17:07:08 +0100

rambler60 gravatar image

running ubuntu 16.04.2 32-bit. All libreoffice programs work except Writer. It looks like it wants to run and has the title bar at top and then just disappears as if it never was started.
I have tried removing the .config/libreoffice folder, uninstalling using apt purge and then re-booting and re-installing. I don't know what else to try.

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Did you install from an Ubuntu repo? What if you install from the official site?

gabix gravatar imagegabix ( 2017-09-07 17:38:46 +0100 )edit

Installed from Ubuntu repo. Did not try official site. will do. thanks.

rambler60 gravatar imagerambler60 ( 2017-09-08 17:11:04 +0100 )edit

installed from official site and it WORKS!

rambler60 gravatar imagerambler60 ( 2017-09-16 01:11:04 +0100 )edit

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answered 2017-09-16 01:12:15 +0100

rambler60 gravatar image

installed from official site and it WORKS! Still do not know why repo version of Writer won't work

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answered 2017-09-16 23:29:32 +0100

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You might want to add the PPA to your /etc/apt/sources.list file to get more recent updates automagically. The versions in the official *buntu repos get updated ONLY to fix security issues. The current PPA for LO is libreoffice-5.4 and stays up to date.

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