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kamitsukai
January 11th, 2010, 07:55 PM
getting this error from all openoffice applications

from terminal

carl@carl-laptop:~$ ooffice -writer %F
[Java framework] Error in function createSettingsDocument (elements.cxx).
javaldx failed!

and from the application

The application cannot be started.
The user interface language cannot be determined.Thanks in advance!

I'm using ubuntu 9.10

ajgreeny
January 11th, 2010, 09:37 PM
I suggest you rename your hidden home folder ~/.openoffice.org as ~/.openoffice.orgbak and open the office application again. You will need to shutdown the quickstarter icon if you use it as well, or perhaps log out and in again before restarting OOo.

Open office should then start perfectly ok, though you may need to reset all your old configuration for it. You could always try renaming the sub folders one by one, until you get to the one that causes the problem.