[Techtalk] New OpenOffice bails out at 'Welcome to OpenOffice.org" screen

Ian Balchin inksi at fables.co.za
Tue Jul 1 19:17:43 UTC 2008

hi, AstroGirl,

Your ideas have led to a redefinition of the problem

see below

On Mon, 30 Jun 2008 09:13:01 +0930
AstroGirl wrote:

|> On Mon, 30 Jun 2008 06:12:28 am Anne Wainwright wrote:
|> > Then the other day along came an auto-update from Sun which I
|downloaded > > and followed the instructions, but all to no avail. The
|blue OOo splash > > screen comes up and is then followed by a "Welcome"
|screen which > > disappears before it shows any Welcome details.
|> > I'm all out of ideas. None of the OOo utilities run, all behave as
|> > described. Maybe I must try removing and reinstalling again, but
|not > > tonight. What have I missed?
|> Hi Anne,
|> I had the same issue - but I'm running Gentoo and it's been a while
|since I  > played with Debian.. :/
|> For me, (and for others when I searched), it seemed to be a
|localization  > issue. Some people had luck killing soffice.bin,
|typing: declare -x  > LC_ALL="en_US"
|> then trying again.. however, it didn't work for me. I had to go

Didn't work for me either, BUT ...

in playing around with kill and declare I thought, since I could get no
man on 'declare' that I should change to root.

Now it runs in root from a terminal, but close the terminal and so does
the instance of OOo.  Then I trid logging in as root, and it runs fine
from the menu. 

So somehow there is a permissions problem?

soffice.bin is r-xr-xr-x  so that isn't directly the problem


|through the  > whole Gentoo Localization Guide to get it to work
|properly.. (I knew I kinda  > skimmed over that in the past. :p It came
|back to bite me! ha) > 
|> However, as I said, running Debian will change things, clearly.
|Hopefully its  > of some help though!
|> AstroGirl
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