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[Help]: WPS doesn't open on Peppermint 10 (SOLVED)
« on: March 31, 2020, 09:10:43 am »
Hi everyone!

I am new to the Linux community and have been trying to use WPS, as I had tried on Android before and liked it.
The problem is, I installed it through the official website some times (always the .deb file) and even by the command line (installed and uninstalled several times) and it doesn't open at all, not even a message is displayed.

Have been trying to fix it by reading your tutorials, have installed fonts, etc.

I would appreciate if someone could help. Thanks!
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Re: [Help]: WPS doesn't open on Peppermint 10
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2020, 08:50:21 pm »
I installed WPS Office using flatpak [www.flatpak.org] and it seems to run correctly.
Like you, I am a new user (to Peppermint) and really enjoying it.
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Re: [Help]: WPS doesn't open on Peppermint 10
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2020, 09:30:45 pm »
Hi everyone!

I am new to the Linux community and have been trying to use WPS,

I am slow with abbreviations, so WPS means? 

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Re: [Help]: WPS doesn't open on Peppermint 10
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2020, 10:10:46 am »
Thank you for the suggestion Straybit!

I forgot to give you all the software/hardware especifications:

System:    Host: ThinkPad-T410 Kernel: 5.3.0-45-generic x86_64 bits: 64 gcc: 7.5.0
           Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Ten
Machine:   Device: laptop System: LENOVO product: ThinkPad T410 serial: N/A

Hey Spence! WPS Office is the new name for the previous Kingsoft Office software and I didn't know it was available for Linux until I installed Peppermint on my Lenovo ThinkPad.  :)

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Re: [Help]: WPS doesn't open on Peppermint 10
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2020, 12:26:07 pm »

Hey Spence! WPS Office is the new name for the previous Kingsoft Office software

Well, first thing that sprang to my mind was WordPerfect Suite... which was the name of the Corel word processing suite... and seeing as they seem to have revived of late, might be a name that gets challenged one day...

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Re: [Help]: WPS doesn't open on Peppermint 10
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2020, 01:33:53 pm »
cachurselha,

I use wps office, but the new versions do not seem to work for me with Peppermint 10 as well.  I had to go back to version wps-office_11.1.0.8865.  The 9000 series that has come after that won't work, and I don't know why.  As a result, my only solution is to tell you download and install this older version which works very well for me.  I will say that I am able to install use the newer versions on MX Linux, which uses an older kernel, so it could be that it doesn't like the new kernels.  I don't really know what the issue is.  Hope that helps.

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Re: [Help]: WPS doesn't open on Peppermint 10
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2020, 12:44:23 pm »
cachurselha,

I use wps office, but the new versions do not seem to work for me with Peppermint 10 as well.  I had to go back to version wps-office_11.1.0.8865.  The 9000 series that has come after that won't work, and I don't know why.  As a result, my only solution is to tell you download and install this older version which works very well for me.  I will say that I am able to install use the newer versions on MX Linux, which uses an older kernel, so it could be that it doesn't like the new kernels.  I don't really know what the issue is.  Hope that helps.

Jeff

Hello Jeff, thank you for the information. I had no idea! I'm going to install version wps-office_11.1.0.8865 and see. I have been trying to reach WPS office's team as well, in order to find a solution/opinion. Or, at least, to notify them of this problem.

I'll let you know soon. Thanks guys!

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[Help]: WPS doesn't open on Peppermint 10 (SOLVED)
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2020, 06:09:44 pm »
Hello again guys,

I have tried to install wps-office_11.1.0.8865 and did it successfully! Thank you for the tip Jeff, it was very helpful. Unfortunately, the WPS Community haven't replied yet, so I'll leave this topic as solved. If they get back to me, I can post their answer here anyway.

Thanks.

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