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Libreofffice only opens as root [closed]

asked 2014-02-06 14:04:27 +0200

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updated 2016-02-19 07:09:12 +0200

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Folks I'm using

ubuntu #46~lucid1-Ubuntu SMP Wed Jul 6 20:34:59 UTC 2011 i686 GNU/Linux and Libreoffice libreoffice (1:3.3.2-1ubuntu2~lucid1)

By some reason when I evoke ~$ libreoffice

the application hangs and no clue is given on the terminal. I've looked for a way to find a verbose mode to get some clue of what is going wrong. Extra info: I've tried to remove .libreoffice/ to see if it helps somehow but got no change on the application behaviour.

Running it as root seems to work.

Adding more info:

xchm works fine both from command line and menu launcher so I did: :~$ ls -l $(which libreoffice) -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 53 2011-03-30 22:08 /usr/bin/libreoffice ~$ ls -l $(which xchm) -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 371952 2009-11-08 00:25 /usr/bin/xchm :~$ xchm

Still only xchm works.

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answered 2014-02-06 16:55:54 +0200

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On my Ubuntu 12.04 system, when using Terminal, I need to invoke libreoffice4.1 or libreoffice4.2 depending on the version I am using. These are the commands invoked if I use the icons. I install LibO by downloading them from the website.

Lucid and LibO 3.3.2 are a little old so I do not know whether my advice is still applicable. The program files are held in /opt/libreofficex.y/program, wwhere x.y are your version. Try running the /opt/libreofficex.y/program/soffice file.

How did you install LibO? Are the components not available through the Application/Office menus. If so, copy the command used there to invoke. Have you thought about updating LibO? LibO... Peter

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I don't seem to have this files on this mentioned folders. I've installed Libreoffice through the company repositories. Yes Ive tried to update. But had no luck.

vfbsilva gravatar imagevfbsilva ( 2014-02-06 18:03:10 +0200 )edit

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