OpenOffice-3.0.1 hangs if SCIM is active.

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OpenOffice-3.0.1 hangs if SCIM is active.

Postby rlx0002 » Thu Apr 23, 2009 2:36 am

Hi,

I have been using successfully OpenOffice-2.4 with SCIM for nearly a year now.
Recently I installed 3.0.1 and it works fine as long as SCIM is not loaded.

However if SCIM is already loaded when I start OpenOffice-3.0.1, the
program starts and I can open a new Writer document and the cursor
will start flicking in the upper left corner of the page as expected.
As soon as I type something in, Office hangs and I need to use 'killall soffice'
to end it.

If I type nothing I can use the OpenOffice menu to exit normally.

I am otherwise using SCIM successfully with Emacs, xterm, Thunderbird and Firefox.

Here is how I start OpenOffice

LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 LANG=en_US.UTF-8 LC_ALL=en_US.UTF-8 XMODIFIERS=@im=SCIM GTK_IM_MODULE=/opt/scim/bin/scim-bridge /opt/openoffice.org3/program/soffice

I met that problem some time ago. Before reporting, I first updated SCIM to the latest edition
and made sure that everything was otherwise stable.

The last point, is that I operate a double monitor installation with NVIDIA software.

My Linux installation is otherwise operating normally.

Thanks for any suggestion

Richard
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Re: OpenOffice-3.0.1 hangs if SCIM is active.

Postby rlx0002 » Thu Apr 23, 2009 3:04 pm

I have investigated the problem a bit further.

With SCIM active Office3.0.1 hangs when it is started in a "en_US.UTF-8" locale.

With SCIM active it DOES NOT hang when started in a "en_US" locale.

My setup for SCIM appears to be correct thanks to replies I got from
an earlier post..

In this new test I start the program with the command

/opt/openoffice.org3/program/soffice
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Re: OpenOffice-3.0.1 hangs if SCIM is active.

Postby snowboard975 » Wed May 27, 2009 11:35 am

I have the same problem. I use OpenOffice-3.1.0 in CentOS 5.3.
It works normally only until I type a keyboard when SCIM is running.
But OpenOffice-2.3.0 that was installed in CentOS 5.3 by default worked perfectly without the problem.
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Re: OpenOffice-3.0.1 hangs if SCIM is active.

Postby ccornell » Wed May 27, 2009 11:47 am

I just did an Issue query for SCIM. There are a few reports on this. I'd recommend you either add to and existing report that describes your problem, or open a new one if it's new (bad) behavior.
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Re: OpenOffice-3.0.1 hangs if SCIM is active.

Postby jparkerri » Mon Jun 15, 2009 5:48 pm

Where do you set the locale to prevent the problem?
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Re: OpenOffice-3.0.1 hangs if SCIM is active.

Postby jparkerri » Mon Jun 15, 2009 6:17 pm

OK. I found it. I editted the /etc/scim/global file to remove the UTF and openoffice3.1 works now.
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Re: OpenOffice-3.0.1 hangs if SCIM is active.

Postby sguha » Fri May 21, 2010 8:48 pm

This tip is great, I am trying to make Open Office 3.0.1 work for a year almost.
It always hung, the moment I typed in a letter, it was some kind of locking condition it was hitting looks like.
The following works like a magic for me. There could be better ways also, but I am happy with this in my situation.


setenv LC_CTYPE en_US.ISO8859-1;setenv LANG en_US.ISO8859-1;setenv LC_ALL en_US.ISO8859-1;$HOME/opt/OpenOffice3.1/opt/openoffice.org3/program/soffice
I am using csh, and this is aliased to "office"

I compiled it on my own to reinstall it in my home directory, because I do no have root access.
So changing any thing in etc directory or installing a patch for SCIM were not feasible for me.

Thanks every one.
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