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Re: [K12OSN] Open Office problem!



On Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 09:58:33PM -0500, Joseph Bishay wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> On Sat, Jan 10, 2009 at 10:51 AM, David Hopkins <dahopkins429 gmail com> wrote:
> >> "Could not launch application  Failed to execute child process
> >> "openoffice.org" (No such file or directory)"
> >>
> >> The command the shortcut references is:
> >>
> >> openoffice.org -writer %U
> >
> > To fix this, I run gconf-editor, then under apps->panel->objects I
> > change the .desktop file that the panel icons point to by selecting
> > the key that specifies which .desktop file to launch and changing the
> > name, for instance, from openoffice.org -writer %U to openoffice.org3
> > -writer %U .... it should also be possible to just go to the
> > /usr/share/applications directory and rename
> > openoffice.org3-writer.desktop to openoffice.org-writer.destkop (for
> > instance) and have everything work as well.   I also set the icons to
> > "Mandatory" using the gconf-editor GUI to force these panel objects to
> > show up always.  If you can't tell, I really like gconf-editor and
> > what it can do (like setting the http_proxy setting and other
> > system-wide settings in addition to apps)
> 
> Thank you for letting me know about this little program -- it does
> seem very useful!
> 
> However while I am able to use it to set up the correct launch
> location, etc. I don't have that 'mandatory' option, nor are the icons
> on the panel.  They do show up under apps ->panel ->objects but
> they're not on the panel itself -- I think I erased them when I
> uninstalled the stock OO.
> 
> How do I restore them and get that mandatory option?
> 
You need to run gconf-editor as root in order to have the mandatory and default options.

-Rob


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