I forgot a important information: my system is Debian 4r1.
The iniciatilization from the service is ok, not show any errors. Problem is the configuration/install.
did you start Openfire with another command than you start it now as a service? I can't reproduce this issue, but I use my custom start scripts which I share in Simple Start Scripts as I always had a lot of trouble with shell scripts written by Java coders.
I was installed Openfire with rpm converted by alien to deb for Debian and installed.
With help for Curts (Jive Help), i try install Openfire by file tar.gz and change the script openfire add the line openfireHome=/opt/openfire above comment about JVM.