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Why won't LibreOffice start from the desktop icon on Debian? [closed]

asked 2014-07-27 07:41:06 +0200

Woofy613 gravatar image

updated 2015-08-31 15:52:37 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

Dear List -

LibreOffice Version: 4.2.5.2 Build ID: 420m0(Build:2) Language: English Problem w/ all modules.

Debian Testing 64 bit

In the past, Libreoffice ran from the desktop icon with the command libreoffice --calc %U. Now, nothing happens. I get a prompt in the tray "starting libreoffice calc", which then goes away.

I can start from the root terminal [only] as libreoffice --calc.

This is what I did:

  1. apt-get purge libreoffice
  2. apt-get update
  3. apt-get upgrade
  4. apt-get install libreoffice

Problem Persists.

TIA

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The fact that it works only from a root terminal might suggest an issue with file permissions. What do you get if you try to start it from a non-root terminal? Where is it installed to, and do you have non-root permission to execute? What desktop environment are you running - Gnome, KDE, XFCE, etc? Is LibreOffice installed from a backports repository? Ultimately, it may be a more appropriate question for the Debian forums or package maintainers.

mikebibo gravatar imagemikebibo ( 2014-07-27 23:58:49 +0200 )edit

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answered 2014-07-27 23:57:05 +0200

Woofy613 gravatar image

I CANNOT explain this one.....when I started from the applications menu, I recieved an error message. After it went away, everythin was OK!!!

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