Hi I've suffered from a rare error with OpenOffice2.1 in combination with NFS! Whenever i saved a file to a NFS share I got the General input/output error from OpenOffice, saving to the local disk did work perfectly
Whenever I opened a file from a NFS share OpenOffice opened it in read only mode!
This problem did occur after I've installed and removed the NFS kernel server on the client side and I've tried to configure file sharing with the KDE applet. (After this I uninstalled the NFS kernel server ).
The next day I discovered that my machine wasn't able to save to the NFS share and opened all the documents read only!
My dirty solution
After Googling the net for a solution the only thing I found was disabling the locking function of OpenOffice. Below I've described how you can do this:
1. Open the soffice file with your editor (I used nano)
2. search for this line: SAL_ENABLE_FILE_LOCKING=1 (line 43)Code:nano /etc/openoffice.org-2.1/program/soffice
3. Comment the SAL_ENABLE_FILE_LOCKING=1 and export SAL_ENABLE_FILE_LOCKING lines out by placing a '#' in front of it.
So it looks like this:
4. Save and close the file and restart OpenOffice!Code:# file locking now enabled by default #SAL_ENABLE_FILE_LOCKING=1 #export SAL_ENABLE_FILE_LOCKING
Info about my client system:
Ubuntu Edgy (32 bit)
OpenOffice 2.1 ( unofficial Alient version)
My source of information:
Please don't hazatate to ask questions I'm not an expert what Ubunt NFS and OpenOffice concerned but maybe I can help.
If you have a better solution or have used mine please leave a message