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Hi :)
It's not great to be faced with these challenges and questions and no answers when people first 
write in to the list.  It's scary.  Sadly i don't think there was a way around it this time.  

Perhaps John has installed on a lower spec than is really needed for Ubuntu.  Ubuntu really needs 
15Gb hard-drive, 1GHz Cpu and 1Gb Ram.  It can run in less, far less if you are an expert and do a 
special install but for a default and usable system it really takes about that much.  Lubuntu is 
better on lower spec than that or Xubuntu if you are close.  If one thing is lower but the rest 
higher then you can get away with it with Ubuntu but as a rule-of-thumb it's fairly accurate.  

When i was on the Ubuntu forums i often found that people had installed the Server Edition thinking 
it would be like the desktop but more powerful.  Another common issue would be that people had been 
told the the min.spec. for installing Ubuntu was barely usable by highly experienced Gnu&Linux 
experts who could swap-out bits&bobs and do a very non-standard install.  Another common problem 
was people installing inside Windows using the Wubi installer and often again with far too little 
space.  I made myself fairly unpopular by suggesting that the official min.spec. should be plenty 
for a usable system for a total noob, ie about 15 Gb hard-drive space, not 2Gb (or whatever 
ridiculous claim was made).  For at least 1Gb Ram and 1GHz Cpu rather than 256Mb Ram which is 
plausible only if the architecture happens to be far better than is likely.  Almost every product 
makes ridiculous claims and something i initially liked about Ubuntu was that it didn't but
 then the year after they suddenly copied the boasting style of the rest of the corporate world.  

It's also possible that John Black is not subscribed and therefore not seeing these replies
Regards from
Tom :)

--- On Tue, 17/1/12, Gordon Burgess-Parker <> wrote:

From: Gordon Burgess-Parker <>
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Problem
Date: Tuesday, 17 January, 2012, 9:01

On 16/01/12 20:56, John Black wrote:
I just installed Libre Calc and tried to run it. Got the message: ” The
application cannot be started. [context="shared"] caught unexpected

What did I do wrong? This is in Ubuntu that I installed yesterday.

Thank you


Your post makes no sense.
If you installed the latest version of Ubuntu then it already COMES with 
the full Libre Office suite.
You need to tell us EXACTLY what you have and EXACTLY what you did.
(BTW, you cannot just install Calc on it's own - it's either the whole 
suite or nothing).


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