When I upgraded my openoffice 3.0.0 to 3.1.0 something happens. The open office 3.1.0 crashed at the first time logging in. I uninstalled the previous 3.0.0 before upgrading. In slackware I m using installpkg when installing the openoffice.
The recovery wizard always shown every time I ran the openoffice. It wont recover but it will ask and ask again. Then after googling, the solution is very easy. Just delete the .openoffice/ directory in the /home/youruser directory. And the openoffice works just fine.