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    Unhappy Open Office won't start

    Help!

    Nothing in Open Office will start since today's Ubuntu update.
    The Open Office logo shows and it looks like it's going to start, but then shuts down again!?

    I'm using the AMD64 flavour of Ubuntu.

    Anybody...?

    Thanks

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    Re: Open Office won't start

    Open a terminal and type
    Code:
    openoffice
    Post us any error messages.

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    Re: Open Office won't start

    Thanks

    I got this:

    helenandalec@helenandalec-desktop:~$ openoffice
    javaldx: Could not find a Java Runtime Environment!
    helenandalec@helenandalec-desktop:~$ Locking assertion failure. Backtrace:
    #0 /usr/lib/libxcb-xlib.so.0 [0x7fc933b1e97c]
    #1 /usr/lib/libxcb-xlib.so.0(xcb_xlib_lock+0x15) [0x7fc933b1ea15]
    #2 /usr/lib/libX11.so.6 [0x7fc9377e8323]
    #3 /usr/lib/libX11.so.6(XCreateWindow+0x44) [0x7fc9377dfd54]
    #4 /usr/lib/libgdk-x11-2.0.so.0(gdk_window_new+0x395) [0x7fc9336c8c05]
    #5 /usr/lib/libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0 [0x7fc92ed574c8]
    #6 /usr/lib/libgobject-2.0.so.0(g_closure_invoke+0x10f) [0x7fc932b5cbcf]
    #7 /usr/lib/libgobject-2.0.so.0 [0x7fc932b70386]
    #8 /usr/lib/libgobject-2.0.so.0(g_signal_emit_valist+0x875) [0x7fc932b720d5]
    #9 /usr/lib/libgobject-2.0.so.0(g_signal_emit+0x83) [0x7fc932b72483]
    #10 /usr/lib/libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0(gtk_widget_realize+0x77) [0x7fc92ed48957]
    #11 /usr/lib/openoffice/program/libvclplug_gtk680lx.so [0x7fc92f10076d]
    #12 /usr/lib/openoffice/program/libvclplug_gtk680lx.so [0x7fc92f10116a]
    #13 /usr/lib/openoffice/program/libvclplug_gtk680lx.so [0x7fc92f10182b]
    #14 /usr/lib/openoffice/program/libvclplug_gtk680lx.so [0x7fc92f0d9f64]
    #15 /usr/lib/openoffice/program/libvcl680lx.so [0x7fc93b0854ed]
    #16 /usr/lib/openoffice/program/libvcl680lx.so [0x7fc93b01a322]
    #17 /usr/lib/openoffice/program/libvcl680lx.so(_ZN9TabDialogC2EP6WindowRK5ResId+0x 5f) [0x7fc93b0571cf]
    #18 /usr/lib/openoffice/program/libsvx680lx.so [0x7fc927d89084]
    #19 /usr/lib/openoffice/program/libsvx680lx.so [0x7fc927f5ddb4]
    helenandalec@helenandalec-desktop:~$

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    Re: Open Office won't start

    Quote Originally Posted by alecspoons View Post
    javaldx: Could not find a Java Runtime Environment!
    I get this as well, but openoffice starts...
    Unless someone else has something better to suggest, I think a complete uninstallation of openoffice
    Code:
    sudo apt-get --purge remove openoffice
    and then a reinstallation
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install openoffice
    could do the trick.

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    Re: Open Office won't start

    OK...I just tried that and got this:

    helenandalec@helenandalec-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get --purge remove openoffice
    [sudo] password for helenandalec:
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    E: Couldn't find package openoffice
    helenandalec@helenandalec-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get install openoffice
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    E: Couldn't find package openoffice
    helenandalec@helenandalec-desktop:~$

    Thant's not right, is it....

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    Re: Open Office won't start

    Try openoffice.org instead of plain openoffice in the 2 commands.

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    Re: Open Office won't start

    The commands worked and Open Office re-installed - but it still won't run!

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    Re: Open Office won't start

    Do you get the same messages in terminal?

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    Re: Open Office won't start

    Looks like it:

    helenandalec@helenandalec-desktop:~$ openoffice
    helenandalec@helenandalec-desktop:~$ Locking assertion failure. Backtrace:
    #0 /usr/lib/libxcb-xlib.so.0 [0x7f98fdf2397c]
    #1 /usr/lib/libxcb-xlib.so.0(xcb_xlib_lock+0x15) [0x7f98fdf23a15]
    #2 /usr/lib/libX11.so.6 [0x7f9901bed323]
    #3 /usr/lib/libX11.so.6(XCreateWindow+0x44) [0x7f9901be4d54]
    #4 /usr/lib/libgdk-x11-2.0.so.0(gdk_window_new+0x395) [0x7f98fdacdc05]
    #5 /usr/lib/libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0 [0x7f98f915c4c8]
    #6 /usr/lib/libgobject-2.0.so.0(g_closure_invoke+0x10f) [0x7f98fcf61bcf]
    #7 /usr/lib/libgobject-2.0.so.0 [0x7f98fcf75386]
    #8 /usr/lib/libgobject-2.0.so.0(g_signal_emit_valist+0x875) [0x7f98fcf770d5]
    #9 /usr/lib/libgobject-2.0.so.0(g_signal_emit+0x83) [0x7f98fcf77483]
    #10 /usr/lib/libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0(gtk_widget_realize+0x77) [0x7f98f914d957]
    #11 /usr/lib/openoffice/program/libvclplug_gtk680lx.so [0x7f98f950576d]
    #12 /usr/lib/openoffice/program/libvclplug_gtk680lx.so [0x7f98f950616a]
    #13 /usr/lib/openoffice/program/libvclplug_gtk680lx.so [0x7f98f950682b]
    #14 /usr/lib/openoffice/program/libvclplug_gtk680lx.so [0x7f98f94def64]
    #15 /usr/lib/openoffice/program/libvcl680lx.so [0x7f990548a4ed]
    #16 /usr/lib/openoffice/program/libvcl680lx.so [0x7f990541f322]
    #17 /usr/lib/openoffice/program/libvcl680lx.so(_ZN9TabDialogC2EP6WindowRK5ResId+0x 5f) [0x7f990545c1cf]
    #18 /usr/lib/openoffice/program/libsvx680lx.so [0x7f98f2189084]
    #19 /usr/lib/openoffice/program/libsvx680lx.so [0x7f98f235ddb4]
    helenandalec@helenandalec-desktop:~$

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    Re: Open Office won't start

    Ok, plan B.
    Delete the folder .openoffice.org2 from your /home folder and reboot.

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