First off and foremost, my specs: I own a Gateway MT3422. An MT model that has an AMD64X, is Vista-capable, has an NVidia card, and Linux Mint 4.0 using GNOME.
So...I was just messing around with Compiz today and finally got it to working. Now I have a pretty desktop! But no OpenOffice. When I noticed I was having further problems with Writer, like, the Format option wasn't working, nor was anything else off the menus. I had to do a Force Quit on Writer because selecting those options locked it up. Then I tried to install AbiWord. It installed, its executable file is in BIN, but when I tried to run it, it said something about being unable to find a "child directory" or something, so it couldn't run it from shortcut.
So I have no office suite now. What should I do? Can I reinstall them, or should I get rid of Compiz? I have homework that needs done this week, and normal text editors just don't cut it. I am accepting any help to solve this problem.
Thanks in advace!!