If you use LO on Linux ( openSUSE in my case ) with NFS4 home directories all LO apps can hang on startup. Applies to both openSUSE version and generical LO version.
To reproduce without NFS4 :-
Open the .lock file with a text editor
Close Writer ( The lock file gets removed )
Re save the .lock file after changing the hostname ( ie as if a user has crashed or just turned off their machine and then gone to another machine )
Start Writer ( it hangs on startup )
It now cannot be restarted until all LO processes have been killed or user logs out and back in if just the faulty .lock is removed or user logs into the machine where it died ( or changes the .lock to the current machine )
Removing the whole ~/.config/libreoffice will also clear it as LO seems to understand that.
Quick and dirty fix:-
rm ~/.config/libreoffice/4-suse/.lock to .profile
rm ~/.config/libreoffice/4/.lock to .profile
depending on your version
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