[Techtalk] New OpenOffice bails out at 'Welcome to OpenOffice.org" screen
astrogirl at spin.net.au
Sun Jun 29 23:43:01 UTC 2008
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?
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
then trying again.. however, it didn't work for me. I had to go 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!
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