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Have you tried bringing LibreOffice up with "soffice" in a terminal shell, or unambiguously, "/opt/libreoffice4.1/program/soffice" (less quotes, of course)? If that works, then you could manually add a link in your menu or at least an icon on your desktop. soffice is the main libreoffice program or, more accurately, script, that invokes the other programs (Writer, Calc, etc.). If that program is not run first, then the others may not be initialized properly to run.

You could also run writer, calc, etc. from a terminal and see what messages are output from it. They may give you a clue as to why it isn't running properly. But my bet is on soffice.

FYI: "soffice" is a legacy name from the StarOffice days. Maybe some day the devs will get around to changing that - unless it would break something.

Hope this helps.
Girvin Herr

Heinrich Stoellinger wrote:

The system on which I am trying to get LO 4.1-RC3 to run is:
Linux Debian Wheezy with KDE 4.10, latest software levels.

I first removed LO 3.6.2 using "apt-get remove libreoffice*" and then
installed 4.1-RC3 using "dpkg- i *deb" from within all three directories in
the correct sequence.
The installation went smoothly - no hick-ups!
Now I find LO 4.1 within the programme start menu of KDE (under office
applications). To be precise - everything is there (base, writer, impress, etc.)
except the icon for LibreOffice itself (like it used to be under 3.6).
When I now try to start Writer, nothing at all happens. The same is true when
trying to start the other components...
Any help is appreciated.
Regards from sunny and hot Salzburg
H. Stoellinger

On Sat, 20 Jul 2013 20:22:08 +0200, sun shine <> wrote:

On 20/07/13 19:06, Mirosław Zalewski wrote:
On 20/07/2013 at 19:51, "Kracked_P_P---webmaster" <>

So we no longer have to do a separate install command for installing the
desktop menus? So one "sudo dpkg -i *.deb" is all we need?
Yes, this is how it is supposed to work.
(There are some bugs in rc3 that causes package conflicts with earlier version
of LO, so running this command might run you into trouble.)

On the other hand: if you are like me and you keep different LO versions installed for testing purposes, then you must take extra care to not install desktop-menus and not pollute your working environment with unnecessary menu

But since this is not use-case for most of users, I believe change is for
In which case the installation notes for the 4.1 for *.deb need to be
updated since they still give the two separate commands, the second
suggesting cd to the desktop-integration directory before issuing the
second sudo dpkg -i *.deb command.


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