Please see my post at LibreOfficeForum.org
The gist of my problem is, when I run libreoffice from the terminal as root, I get
GConf warning: failure listing pairs in `/desktop/gnome/interface': Failed to contact
configuration server; some possible causes are that you need to enable TCP/IP networking
for ORBit, or you have stale NFS locks due to a system crash.
See http://projects.gnome.org/gconf/ for information. (Details - 1: Failed to get connection
to session: Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send
a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the
network connection was broken.)
over and over for about 7 time and then
/opt/libreoffice3/program/soffice: line 125: 5187 Aborted (core dumped) "$sd_prog/$sd_binary" "$@"
I've found several post referring to this error message, but the one's that were resolved, tended to include a reinstall, reboot and mysterious magic fairies fixing the problem.
If anyone knows where I can get some of these fairies, or better yet how to resolve the solution command-line style, I'd much appreciate it.