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Re: Has anyone seen this? Openoffice 2.4.1 disappears after its splash screen



Thanks; good suggestion. There's a segfault in there... working on it
now. Looks like it might be choking on a font metrics file.

On Sun, 13 Jul 2008 20:03:25 +0200
Florian Kulzer <florian.kulzer+debian@icfo.es> wrote:

> [ Please try to wrap your lines at 72-80 characters. ]
> 
> On Sun, Jul 13, 2008 at 10:47:40 -0400, AJ Milne wrote:
> > ... no errors in the console if I run it from there instead. 
> > 
> > Particulars: I'm running lenny, x86_64 binaries, the 2.6.24 kernel,
> > and KDE. I tried installing the KDE integration package, uninstalling
> > the whole thing, reinstalling (twice), got the same symptoms. Running
> > from the KDE launcher or the console, I get the same thing. Running
> > calc or writer, same thing. Splash screen appears, progress bar zips
> > to full, then nothing. Tried removing the user settings after
> > reinstall (~/.openoffice.org2), same thing. 
> > 
> > Apologies if this has been covered somewhere; I searched, didn't see it. 
> > 
> > Helpful information even if you *haven't* seen this: does OpenOffice
> > log its errors somewhere? I haven't been able to find them. The only
> > logging in /var/log/* appears to be from
> > installs/uninstalls/reinstalls.
> 
> You can have a look at ~/.xsession-errors, but I am not too optimistic
> about this since you do not even get any error message when you start
> the program directly from the command line.
> 
> It may help to use strace on the program like this:
> 
> strace -f -o oo-strace.txt ooffice 
> 
> This will log all system calls in the file oo-strace.txt. The strace
> file will be too long to be posted here, but maybe you can upload it
> somewhere so that we can have a look. If that is not possible then you
> can post the just end of the file, the last 50 lines or something like
> that. (run "tail -n50 oo-strace.txt")
> 
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