[CentOS] OpenOffice now automagically works - how could that happen?

Fri Mar 7 14:10:00 UTC 2008
Therese Trudeau <mswotr at hotmail.com>

>> Well, I have. For third-party applications installed to some obscure 
>> places in opt/, and not included in the PATH :oD
>> I bet my whole Aretha Franklin CD collection that adding the correct 
>> path will solve the problem.
>> Therese: open a Terminal, su - to root (which means: type 'su -' and 
>> then enter your root password) and type:
>> # find / -name 'swriter'
> Ah maybe on to something :)
> OK, the output is:  
> /home/nadsab/.openoffice.org2.0/user/config/soffice.cfg/modules/swriter
> /root/.openoffice.org2.0/user/config/soffice.cfg/modules/swriter

OH Gosh now all of the sudden it automagically works!  How could that happen?

Last night I did  a few restarts on the PC after installing, and OO would not start up.  Then I just shut down the PC completely and went to bed - 
woke up this am, turned on PC and then tried starting once more (after replying to all the helpful advice here :)) and now all OO apps are working.

Is there a difference between restarting PC and completely shutting down as far as what's considered a reboot?   Isn't a "restart" same as a "reboot" in Linux? 
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