Similar problems were encountered on ubuntu 12.04 64-bit and solved by instructions to set the default java distribution
On a 32-bit ubuntu 12.04 machine, LibreOffice shows two versions of java 1.7.0_55 (Oracle Corporation).
Paths as shown in libreoffice->Tools->Options->Java follow :
Regardless of the default choice, LanguageTools loads with Java errors and installs without proper function.
I can show the 'dump' from update-alternatives as follows :
There are 3 choices for the alternative java (providing /usr/bin/java).
Selection Path Priority Status
0 /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-openjdk-i386/jre/bin/java 1061 auto mode
1 /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-openjdk-i386/jre/bin/java 1061 manual mode
2 /usr/lib/jvm/java-7-openjdk-i386/jre/bin/java 1051 manual mode
* 3 /usr/lib/jvm/java-7-oracle/jre/bin/java 1052 manual mode
Might it be that one or more need to be removed?
- tim -