openoffice-3.0.1 broken on FreeBSD

Jon jon-bsd at
Thu Feb 26 19:04:56 PST 2009

Robert Huff wrote:
> Jon writes:
>>  Have you had any success getting openoffice working?  I have a similar 
>>  problem with xorg 7.4 and  Upon attempting to 
>>  run openoffice, I get:
>>  $
>>  Xlib:  extension "Generic Event Extension" missing on display ":0.0".
>>  Xlib:  extension "Generic Event Extension" missing on display ":0.0".
>>  $
>>  I get no errors, feedback, or dumped cores to let me know what went 
>>  wrong, but it doesn't launch.
>>  If anyone has any info or things to attempt, I'd be glad to hear it.
> 	This is a known item.  It appeared with xorg-7.4 because
> certain functionality has been added to the Xorg libraries but not
> (yet) to the server.
> 	In all other cases where this has appeared, it has been
> eventually disgnosed as "annoying but harmless".  Unless hard
> evidence to the contrary appears, look for problem elsewhere.
> 	It also - as far as I know, and I am not an expert - has
> nothing to do with this:
>>  > (soffice:2726): Gtk-WARNING **: GtkSpinButton: setting an 
>>  > adjustment with non-zero page size is deprecated
> 	which is only a warning.  (But should still be investigated and
> fixed.)

Thanks for the info.  I ended up deinstalling the openoffice-3-RC and 
went with openoffice-3 and now it runs without problem.  I'm not sure 
why the release candidate didn't work, but from my perspective, that's a 
problem for another day.

Thanks again,

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