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Why does LibreOffice not open network files on Kubuntu? [closed]

asked 2014-06-16 11:17:45 +0200

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Mine is a Kubuntu 14.04 LTS laptop, upgraded from 12.04 LTS recently.

Using Samba share i am able to see all folders/files etc in networked computers. I am able to open pdf/photo and lla files also. while I am also able to cut/copy, paste and open MS office files, i am unable to click and open such files. on clicking Libre office it acts as if it is opening but neither libre office nor the document opens.

How do I solve it?

I am a beginner with Linux. I can use sudo commands.

But i do not know how to make changes in samba or anything, like changing the workgroup name etc in some global setting etc?

Please help step by step.

i am doing this as i would to replace all our existing XP systems with Linux/libre office.

thanks ain advance


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Closed for the following reason duplicate question by Alex Kemp
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manj_k gravatar imagemanj_k ( 2014-06-23 21:36:30 +0200 )edit

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answered 2014-06-20 23:55:43 +0200

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The answer here provides specific command and package details. Because it is a KDE system, it is more likely a missing package (refer grey quoted content), rather than a configuration issue requiring a command.

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2014-06-21 02:21:20 +0200 )edit

The command given is

sed -i 's/X-GIO-NoFuse=true/#X-GIO-NoFuse=true/' /usr/share/applications/libreoffice-* with instruction to alter it suitably.

For an user name kubuntu and the shared folder Documents, is the following the correct command?

sed -i 's/X-GIO-NoFuse=true/#X-GIO-NoFuse=true/' /kubuntu/home/Documents/libreoffice-*

Thank you

ssmani46 gravatar imagessmani46 ( 2014-07-30 11:05:34 +0200 )edit

@ssmani46, no. The location should be where LO is installed, rather than the shared Documents directory. I would think Ubuntu and Kubuntu use the same location for applications, so try the command as suggested.

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2014-08-01 02:17:31 +0200 )edit

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