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Hi :)
I have tried a different file-browser and still same problems.  Other types
of files that are on the network opened fine so it's only when trying to
open them in LibreOffice that there is a problem.  A different machine with
Ubuntu on it opens the same files just fine so it's something between
Kubuntu and LibreOffice.

Things i have not tried yet is installing the untweaked version of LO
directly from the official website.  I have tried the one in the default
repos and the one in the ppa.  Also Steve Edmonds gave me some links to the
archives and i've not worked through any of those yet.

So, still got some things to try but wondering if anyone has a quick&easy
Regards from
Tom :)

On 28 August 2014 23:10, Steve Edmonds <> wrote:

Old debian will be samba most likely.
I think samba had some issue with LO. Check out accessing another file
first (a txt file or something).
A quick look in my mail box has these subjects
Re: [libreoffice-users] "save as" on a samba server (2011)
RE: [libreoffice-users] Re: Documents Not Opening On External Drive (2011)
[libreoffice-users] Libreoffice can't open remote file from samba shared
directory (2012)
[libreoffice-users] Re: locked in other OS (2012)


On 2014-08-29 09:51, Tom Davies wrote:

 Hi :)
 Err, when i say old debian i mean i can't install stuff because it's so

Of course on the desktop machine i can use sudo to temporarily act as
Root.  I've never used openSuSE but i get the feeling that whichever one
you are closest to and more familiar with is the one you are most likely to
have spotted the awkward bits of.
Regards from
Tom :)

On 28 August 2014 22:42, Tom Davies <> wrote:

 Hi :)
 Thanks! :)  I am a bit lost with all this tbh!  The file-server is an
old debian.

I could try editing the fstab but automounting a file-share makes me
worry about what happens if the file-share goes off-line.  I have no idea
what the cifs stuff is doing.  I think our server uses samba shares but i'm
not sure if that's the same or different.

Regards from
Tom :)

On 28 August 2014 22:37, Steve Edmonds <>

 Search through nabble. There has been similar discussion previously a
while back.
I think to do with mandatory locking or byte locking, nbl option or

What file server are you running. I mount my shares from the network on
my machine in my login script rather than browse the network for files.
That way any network files I would normally access from my machine are
available when I ssh into it rather than have to go to each different file
server to fetch a file.
i.e. an example I use on my home network, the workplace arrangement is
similar, in .profile I have
#new mount.cifs with lines in fstab and credential file
((mount|grep // || /sbin/mount.cifs //
((mount|grep // || /sbin/mount.cifs // /home/steve/network/NAS/public)

And in /etc/fstab
//       /home/steve/network/NAS/public cifs
noauto,user,credentials=/home/steve/.stardomcred,nosetuids,rw 0 0

Oh yeah, and one frustrating thing is that in suse the mount command is
not user executable so I have to fix that.
-rwsr-xr-x 1 root root 40112 Nov  5  2012 /usr/bin/mount


On 2014-08-29 07:45, Tom Davies wrote:

   Hi :)
 Ahh, i tried both ways but i think both go through Dolphin don't they?

I've used Dolphin on non-KDE when Nautilus let me down with
network-shares on a different network and it worked a treat then.  I didn't
think of trying a different file-browser.  Konqueror is another good KDE
one isn't it?

 I am not sure how the network drive has been mounted.  It has just
occurred to me that i didn't try opening any other types of files over the
network before leaving the office.

 I'm at home now and ssh'd into the company network so i can reinstall
LibreOffice remotely and i'd already torrented both "Fresh" and "Still" so
i have got choices wrt that.

 Thanks for the hints!  Gives me things to try :))
 Regards from
Tom :)

 On 28 August 2014 20:29, Steve Edmonds <>

Hi again, are you opening from the LO file menu or clicking on the file
in Dolphin.

On 2014-08-29 05:30, Tom Davies wrote:

Hi :)
Err, i just tried renaming the user-profile and it had no effect.
Regards from
Tom :)

On 28 August 2014 18:20, Tom Davies <> wrote:

 Hi :)
On Kubuntu 14.04 with LibreOffice 4.2.4

I can open files that are on the desktop machine i am sitting in
front of
but when i try to open files that are "on the network" i just get the
little splash-screen and progress-bar but then LO crashes.

Hmm, KDE is a bit different from what i am used to so i'm still
for LO's User Profile and also wondering if i should uninstall LO and
download the proper one from our mad downloads page
Regards from
Tom :)

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