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I have recently switched from Windows 7 to Ubuntu 11.10 64 bit.I did so under the impression that Lotus Symphony would function on this operating system.

I have done about everything I can think of - including a force install of the i386 package, to trying dylan's symphony package found on OMGubuntu.

Both of these did install it and bring up and agreement screen. I accepted the terms and it doesn't open the program. The Icon of the program when opened is a gray question mark box, then it closes.

Any help would be greatly appreciated! I know about LibreOffice, and I know that it is functional on 64 bit, but I find symphony to have a far superior UI. So all though that would be an alternative I don't feel as though that is a solution to my problem.

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Have you tried… and ? (I know you say you have "trying dylan's symphony package found on OMGubuntu" but which one? – cosmorogers Jan 16 '12 at 21:45

First, try the package someone else has already done for you.

If not, then you'll have to pretend you're on 32bit.

Start by running the following in the terminal, providing your password when prompted.

sudo apt-get install ia32-libs

Downloading Lotus Symphony 3.0.1 (choose language, login, accept terms).
Then run this, replacing Downloads/your-package.deb with the actual package location and name.

sudo dpkg --force-architecture -i Downloads/your-package.deb

You may also want to Download Lotus Symphony 3.0.1 (Fix Pack 3), and install that in the same way.

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