[Solved] swriter, soffice etc exits without doing anything

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[Solved] swriter, soffice etc exits without doing anything

Postby terenceoo » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:05 pm

I have had OpenOffice3.3.0 installed on CentOS 5.9 for a while now and it was working without any problems. However, now whenever
I start soffice, swriter, scalc etc it just exits without doing anything - not even a splash screen appears. If I log in as another user, it works without any problems, so I thought something was wrong in my .openoffice.org directory and removed it completely. Still the same thing happens whenever I start OpenOffice: it just exits without doing anything, even though a new .openoffice.org directory is generated.
Like I said, any other user can use OpenOffice without any problems, so what is it about my user account that is wrong?

Thanks in advance for any help.
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Re: swriter, soffice etc exits without doing anything

Postby Hagar Delest » Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:28 pm

Hi and welcome to the forum!

Strange indeed. Any specific event just before it stopped working?
Could you try to upgrade to latest 3.4.1 (install with the packages from the AOO web site, more robust that the distro packages IMHO).

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Re: [SOLVED] swriter, soffice etc exits without doing anythi

Postby terenceoo » Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:09 am

I've finally worked out what the problem was. I accidentally tried to open swriter on my machine when I was logged into it remotely.
Of course it failed to open, but this left a dead swriter process still running in the background which was screwing up all my configuration files in .openoffice.org, even when a new one was generated. I fixed the problem by killing the dead process, removing .openoffice.org and then re-starting soffice.

Thanks for your reply.
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