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OOo Calc or Writer freezes in Ubuntu 8.04 Beta

Postby wabre » Thu Apr 03, 2008 11:30 am

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Hello, new here...

Am running OOo 2.4 (strangely the splash screen and the about info shows 2.3..) on Ubuntu 8.04 beta
I run spreadsheet yesterday and writer, as well as today 2 times writer and all the 4 times while doing whatever, my computer froze completely and only a restart helped. It ONLY happened when I had openoffice spreadsheet or writer open and was editing documents, otherwise it never happens with any other program.

Now I do not know if this is an ubuntu problem or an openoffice 2.4 together with ubuntu 8.04 beta problem. Does somebody have similar problems and knows a solution? Maybe it's just because of the beta state?

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Re: openoffice spreadsheet or writer freezes in ubuntu 8.04 beta

Postby Villeroy » Thu Apr 03, 2008 12:16 pm

Unless you desperately need one of the extra features of the Debian/Ubunu's release, do yourself a favour and install the original by Sun. Refer to [Ubuntu] Installing OOo on Debian and Co.
Please, edit this topic's initial post and add "[Solved]" to the subject line if your problem has been solved.
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Re: openoffice spreadsheet or writer freezes in ubuntu 8.04 beta

Postby wabre » Thu Apr 03, 2008 1:15 pm

..actually, no...no further need of that release, just upgraded to it and supposed it would work. but after reading the link you posted...THANKS! will do the installation of the original version.

thanks again!
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Re: openoffice spreadsheet or writer freezes in ubuntu 8.04 beta

Postby Hagar Delest » Sat Apr 05, 2008 11:28 pm

Thanks to confirm if it has solved your problem; in that case, Thanks to add '[Solved]' at beginning of your first post title (edit button).

I move the thread to the Linux forum.
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[Solved] openoffice writer freezes in ubuntu 8.04 LTS

Postby ZedroS » Sun May 18, 2008 9:21 am

Hi

I would like to signal the same issue, on ubuntu 8.04 LTS (so no beta). I did follow the advice just under, removing my ubuntu defaults packages for the debs from openoffice directly but the freezing is still happening.

Before I had as well reset compiz to its default.

What would you suggest ?

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Re: openoffice spreadsheet or writer freezes in ubuntu 8.04 beta

Postby Hagar Delest » Sun May 18, 2008 10:28 am

Try to rename your OOo user profile (~/.openoffice.org2).
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Re: openoffice spreadsheet or writer freezes in ubuntu 8.04 beta

Postby ZedroS » Sun May 18, 2008 12:22 pm

Done... But it didn't change anything : I've just rebooted ! :(

I hope it doesn't harm too much my laptop...

However any other idea welcome ;)
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Re: openoffice spreadsheet or writer freezes in ubuntu 8.04 beta

Postby Hagar Delest » Sun May 18, 2008 12:34 pm

Does it occur with any documents or just some of them? Any specific file format?
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Re: openoffice spreadsheet or writer freezes in ubuntu 8.04 beta

Postby ZedroS » Sun May 18, 2008 12:41 pm

It has happenned with odt, doc and ods files. I didn't use any other formats.
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Re: openoffice spreadsheet or writer freezes in ubuntu 8.04 beta

Postby AndrewZ » Sun May 18, 2008 3:13 pm

1. Disable Compiz---at least temporarily for troubleshooting
2. Try the steps listed under Troubleshooting: OpenOffice.org won't start--especially the steps about themes, video drivers, and accessibility
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Re: openoffice spreadsheet or writer freezes in ubuntu 8.04 beta

Postby ZedroS » Sun May 18, 2008 7:38 pm

I've disabled compiz (using this thread http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=485172 )

I'm trying to use openoffice again, we'll see ;)

Thanks a lot !
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Re: openoffice spreadsheet or writer freezes in ubuntu 8.04 beta

Postby ZedroS » Sun May 18, 2008 8:50 pm

Hi

I've let Openoffice on since I've turned off compiz and no freeze. It looks like solving the issue... Do you have any idea of what in Compiz makes this bug ?

Thanks again !

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Re: openoffice spreadsheet or writer freezes in ubuntu 8.04 beta

Postby Hagar Delest » Sun May 18, 2008 10:48 pm

I think the problems comes from the Ubuntu package of OOo.

Try to use the official version (Sun's), it should be compatible with Compiz (see first reply).

Thanks to add '[Solved]' at beginning of your first post title (edit button) if your issue has been fixed.
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Re: openoffice spreadsheet or writer freezes in ubuntu 8.04 beta

Postby ZedroS » Mon May 19, 2008 9:31 pm

I was using the packages from Sun in fact, having already removed the ubuntu packages.

Regarding my issue, I can now use OpenOffice but not Compiz at the same time...
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Re: openoffice spreadsheet or writer freezes in ubuntu 8.04 beta

Postby AndrewZ » Mon May 19, 2008 10:37 pm

It could be a bug in a window manager theme, X.org, Compiz, or video driver. You may need an X11 guru to figure it out. If the bug is reproducible, report it to the Ubuntu bug tracker and see what happens. Make sure to mention which WM theme you use, which video driver, and the model of your video card.
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