Thursday, February 9, 2012

When LibreOffice decides to not work

I did a distro upgrade of my openSUSE 12.1 (zypper dup) and ran into a fatal error when tryong to launch any LibreOffice app,

The application cannot be started.
[context="shared"] caught unexpected exception!


I had one of those WTF moments until I Googled and found out that you only need to delete the .libreoffice/ hidden directory in your $HOME to resolve it. Now I can get back being a happy typist!


5 comments:

Garfield said...

Eh? Weird...
Never have such issue with Libreoffice before...

skierpage said...

I had the same error on Ubuntu 12.04 the first time I tried to run LibreOffice. For me the hidden directory was .config/libreoffice in my home directory. Deleting it solved the problem, thanks!

After I deleted the problem folder, I thought perhaps this happens if someone setting up the computer runs LibreOffice the first time as root or another user, so some configuration info has bad permissions. That's happened to me several times with Firefox profiles.

skierpage said...

I had the same error on Ubuntu 12.04 the first time I tried to run LibreOffice. For me the hidden directory was .config/libreoffice in my home directory. Deleting it solved the problem, thanks!

After I deleted the problem folder, I thought perhaps this happens if someone setting up the computer runs LibreOffice the first time as root or another user, so some configuration info has bad permissions. That's happened to me several times with Firefox profiles.

just_another_tired_intern said...

thank you. i had a similar problem on linux mint 13 and deleting $home .config/libreoffice solved it

just_another_tired_intern said...

thank you. i had a similar problem on linux mint 13 and deleting the file .config/libreoffice on $home solved it.