cant open 3.0.0rc

Asked by Ron Kenny

Binary package hint: gedit

cant open OOo

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Sun Sep 28 15:37:57 2008
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.04
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/gedit
Package: gedit 2.22.3-0ubuntu1
PackageArchitecture: i386
SourcePackage: gedit
Uname: Linux 2.6.24-19-generic i686

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Ron Kenny (rwjmk) said :
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Bhavani Shankar (bhavi) said :


try wine!

This program is supposed to run your windows Applications on Linux!

you can easily download it/install it in a single command in your terminal

to do that follow those steps:
open your terminal by clicking applications -> Accessories -> Terminal

then when your terminal opens, type in :

sudo apt-get install wine

it should ask for your password, type it in . Notice that it won't show the '*' while you type, but just type in normally ! this is how it works to avoid people from looking over your shoulder !:-)

after the apt gets your program and installs it, you can close the terminal either by typing exit, or clicking the X button !

now it's time to run your Wine !

click on applications -> accessories -> winefile

This will show you something like the old "winfile" !

simply browse to your setup.exe for your program !:-), and do everything like you did it on windows !

More Info on wine:


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Endolith (endolith) said :

Are you trying to install the Windows version of Open Office on Linux? Why not use the Linux installer?

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Ron Kenny (rwjmk) said :


im still unable to open this exe file i installed wine but it stioll doesnt work

ive also recd bug report but that looks pretty complicate - i havent trie it if u cud help
me id shure appreciate

ron kenny

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Endolith (endolith) said :

What are you trying to accomplish?

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Ron Kenny (rwjmk) said :

hello rite now im trying to install wine but am gettingmsg
E: could not get lock/var/lib/dpkg/lock-open
E: unable to lock the admin directory(/var/lib/dpkg/) is another process
using it?
Ron Kenny
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Subject: Re: [Question #46630]: cant open 3.0.0rc

Your question #46630 on wine in ubuntu changed:

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Endolith (endolith) said :

Are you just trying to install OpenOffice? You do not need Wine for that.

1. Go to "Applications" menu
2. Click "Add/Remove..."
3. It will open a window called "Add/Remove Applications"
4. In the "Search" box, type "openoffice" and press Enter.
5. It will then show the available packages, such as " Word Processor" and " Spreadsheet".
6. Click the checkbox for any that you want to be installed
7. Push "Apply Changes" and "Apply" and it will install the Ubuntu version of OpenOffice.

Is that what you are trying to do?

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