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Can't launch LibreOffice 4.4 on Linux Mint 17 [closed]

asked 2015-04-28 06:44:04 +0100

k7aay gravatar image

updated 2020-09-15 16:34:26 +0100

Alex Kemp gravatar image

Uninstalled LibreOffice 4.2 from a new install of Mint 17 Cinnamon, downloaded the LibreOffice 4.4 tar files and extracted them all into a folder on the desktop, then installed, as per the README, from a terminal window in that folder with

sudo dpkg -i *.deb

Now, its icons appear in the Cinnamon menu, but when I try to start any of them, I get

LibreOffice 4.4 - Fatal Error
The application cannot be started.
User application could not be completed.

What more information would be useful, and where do I go from here? TY.

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answered 2015-04-28 09:10:30 +0100

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updated 2015-04-28 09:15:29 +0100


Try to rename your userprofile,

mv ~/.config/libreoffice/4/user/  ~/.config/libreoffice/4/user_old/

and start LO again.

Don't work either? -- start from Commandline:

/opt/libreoffice4.4/program/soffice --calc

and post full messages from Terminal.

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Moving out the old profile solved it very nicely! TY!

k7aay gravatar imagek7aay ( 2015-05-07 05:37:03 +0100 )edit

answered 2015-04-28 08:21:44 +0100

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updated 2015-04-28 08:26:30 +0100

I cannot say what went wrong with your installation. However @karolus gave me very valuable help, which you find here:

With his guidance I installed 4.3.5 on kubuntu 14.04, which has the same ubuntu version as MINT 17.

Note: I keep always the LibO version coming from the kubuntu repository installed as a fall back version should I run into a problem with a newer version. My intention is to install always 2 newer and additional version (currently 4.3.7 and 4.4.2) parallel to the repository version.

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Not useful.

k7aay gravatar imagek7aay ( 2015-05-07 02:06:46 +0100 )edit

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