OOo 4.0.1 on Ubuntu 13.10 fails to start

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OOo 4.0.1 on Ubuntu 13.10 fails to start

Postby dansilva » Fri Nov 08, 2013 5:58 am

I installed OpenOffice 4.0.1 on Ubuntu 13.10 as follows:

1) Downloaded Apache_OpenOffice_4.0.1_Linux_x86_install-deb_en-US.tar.gz
2) tar -zxvf Apache_OpenOffice_4.0.1_Linux_x86_install-deb_en-US.tar.gz
3) cd en-US/DEBS
4) sudo dpkg -i *.deb
5) cd desktop-integration
6) dpkg -i *.deb

No errors during install.

OpenOffice shows up in Applications. When I click on the OpenOffice icone, I get the "clock" but nothing starts up.

I ran the following commands:

dansilva@desktop:~$ openoffice4
javaldx: Could not find a Java Runtime Environment!
no suitable windowing system found, exiting.

dansilva@desktop:~$ java -version
java version "1.7.0_45"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_45-b18)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 24.45-b08, mixed mode)

dansilva@desktop:~$ whereis openoffice4
openoffice4: /usr/bin/openoffice4 /etc/openoffice4 /usr/bin/X11/openoffice4
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OOo 4.0.1 on Ubuntu 13.10 fails to start

Postby dansilva » Fri Nov 08, 2013 6:02 am

I installed OpenOffice 4.0.1 on Ubuntu 13.10 as follows:

1) Downloaded Apache_OpenOffice_4.0.1_Linux_x86_install-deb_en-US.tar.gz
2)
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tar -zxvf Apache_OpenOffice_4.0.1_Linux_x86_install-deb_en-US.tar.gz

3)
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cd en-US/DEBS

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sudo dpkg -i *.deb

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cd desktop-integration

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dpkg -i *.deb


No errors during install.

OpenOffice shows up in Applications. When I click on the OpenOffice icone, I get the "clock" but nothing starts up.

I ran the following commands:

dansilva@desktop:~$
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openoffice4

javaldx: Could not find a Java Runtime Environment!
no suitable windowing system found, exiting.

dansilva@desktop:~$
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java -version

java version "1.7.0_45"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_45-b18)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 24.45-b08, mixed mode)

dansilva@desktop:~$
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whereis openoffice4

openoffice4: /usr/bin/openoffice4 /etc/openoffice4 /usr/bin/X11/openoffice4

dansilva@desktop:~/Downloads$
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whereis java

java: /usr/bin/java /usr/bin/X11/java /usr/share/java /usr/share/man/man1/java.1.gz

Has anyone seen this before? Thanks!
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Re: OOo 4.0.1 on Ubuntu 13.10 fails to start

Postby Hagar Delest » Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:59 am

There is a 64bit string in your java output, have you installed the correct version of java (or AOO if it needs to be 64bit)?

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Re: OOo 4.0.1 on Ubuntu 13.10 fails to start

Postby RoryOF » Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:26 am

On a working Xubuntu 13.10/OO 4.0.1 32 bit system I get the same replies as dansilva, except that Java is _not_ flagged as 64 bit.

I suspect that the version of OpenOffice installed is 32 bit, which will run on a 64 bit Ubuntu. On this computer(32 bit, working) the download file is named
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Apache_OpenOffice_4.0.1_Linux_x86_install-deb_en-GB.tar.gz

whereas, on a 64 bit Ubuntu running 64 bit Java the installation file ought be
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Apache_OpenOffice_4.0.1_Linux_x86-64_install-deb_en-GB.tar.gz


 Edit: For clarity: OpenOffice 32 bit should run on 32 or 64 bit Operating Systems. For some functions it require Java. If OO is 32 bit on a 64 bit OS, then it may need (will need?) a 32 bit Java, which one can instruct OO to use by internal settings. This 32 bit Java can be installed alongside a 64 bit Java. Best, if using 64 bit OS to stick with 64 bit OO and 64 bit Java. 
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