RedHat F8 Openoffice 2.3 Says My Personal Settings Are Locked

Rick Bilonick rab at
Fri Jul 4 23:30:23 UTC 2008

On Thu, 2008-07-03 at 11:44 -0430, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-07-03 at 10:35 -0400, Rick Bilonick wrote:
> > I'm using the RedHat version of Openoffice 2.3 in F8. I've been using
> > it
> > since January without any major problems. Now every time I start it,
> > it
> > warns me that my personal settings are locked. I've looked through
> > them
> > but don't see any "lock" file to unlock.
> Does it say the settings are locked by another process? If not, it seems
> more likely to be a file permissions problem than a locking problem. A
> quick look at ~/.openoffice.org2.0 shows no files which aren't writeable
> by me, so you could try "chmod -R u+w ~/.openoffice.org2.0"
> poc

The weird thing is the problem disappeared. I did look in
~/.openoffice.org2.0 but could not find a "lock" file. I'm using this on
a laptop. Exiting ooo didn't fix it but it went away after a reboot.

Rick B.

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