openoffice menus show as lines and dialog boxes are blank [SOLVED]
lenc5570 at sbcglobal.net
Thu Dec 18 07:58:58 UTC 2008
Just to call attention on what may be an oversight here.
if this command was run as shown below it didn't have the
mv -R ~/.openoffice.org ~/.openoffice.org copied from below.
so, I don't think dwain actually removed oo.o and had it
regenerated and may explain why no joy. Just tack a .old
on the end of the command and redo everything and perhaps
some success will come out of it. HTH.
lenc5570 at sbcglobal.net
--- On Thu, 12/18/08, dwain <dwain.alford at gmail.com> wrote:
> From: dwain <dwain.alford at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: openoffice menus show as lines and dialog boxes are blank [SOLVED]
> To: "Ubuntu user technical support, not for general discussions" <ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com>
> Date: Thursday, December 18, 2008, 1:47 AM
> On Wed, Dec 17, 2008 at 8:23 PM, NoOp
> <glgxg at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> > So this only happened after you installed OOo Base
> (using standard
> > Ubuntu OOo)? Have you set your java? Base requires
> java. What do you see
> > when you select Tools|Options|Open...|Java?
> > I'd recommend, opening a terminal (you can do this
> from Synaptic, but
> > this is faster) Applications|Accessories|Terminal and
> then cut & paste
> > the following commands in one at a time (press enter
> after each one):
> > sudo apt-get update
> > sudo apt-get upgrade
> > sudo apt-get install sun-j2re1.6
> > mv -R ~/.openoffice.org ~/.openoffice.org
> > sudo apt-get install --reinstall openoffice.org
> > The last one will pull in OOo Base so there is no need
> to install
> > separately. The sun-j2rel.6 will pull in Java, and you
> will be prompted
> > to accept the agreement, just keep pressing page down
> until you get to
> > the y/n part and enter y and then enter key.
> > After you do all of that, restart OOo from the menu
> > (Applications|Office). See if that gives you
> menu's w/icons back. Then
> > go to Tools|Options|Open...|Java and when it finally
> shows the Sun java,
> > click that and then OK.
> i did like you wrote, but apt-get couldn't find the sun
> package. i
> then proceeded with synaptics. i installed java jre6 and
> then went
> back to the terminal and reinstalled ooo and i still get
> lines instead
> of text for the menu items, blank spaces in the drop down
> menus and
> large blanks when i open options.
> i guess that all i'l be able to do is surf the
> internet, which is the
> primary use of this box anyway.
> "Fear of the devil is one way of doubting God. "
> - Kahlil Gibran
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