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Launching Star Office as non-root user possible?

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Hi experts,

I have a ratherstrange problem. Whenever I am logged in as "root" I can launch Star Office without any problems. However if I am logged in as an ordiunarx user, Start Office doesn't run. I even can't get an errormessage
in the xterm window. After hitting the <RETURN> key the cursor simply jumps to the beginning of the next line and that is all. Star Office unfortunately is not launched.

I am using the distribution SuSE 6.4, if that counts.

Can you please tell me how I can fix this problem?

With kind regards

Mathes
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Greetings.

You need to install StarOffice in the multiuser (I think it's called 'network') mode. Than you have to run the setup for each individual account that will use the application - this copies some needed files in the home dir, etc.

Cheers,
   alf
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When StarOffice is installed for the network you may not be able to run it as root.

'./setup /net' as root from the Staroffice install Dir. will setup the multi user installation. Be sure to install it some where other than the in /root.

After you login as a normal user run teh ./setup from teh now install /office51/bin dir. and make sure to chose the workstation install else it will fully install a second copy of StarOffice.
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Hi experts,

thank you for your help.

This is exactly what I was looking for.

With kind regards

Mathes
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