open office freeze

Anish Mistry mistry.7 at
Sun Feb 27 17:27:09 GMT 2005

On Sunday 27 February 2005 07:25 am, kalin mintchev wrote:
> hi all...
> i've been waiting for long time to start using open office.... 
> tested it a long time ago on linux but didn't have enough patience
> to install it on my freebsd laptop.
> well finally - after 4 - 5 hours build of java ports and 12 hours
> (on a 2.2ghz laptop!?!?) of build of the oo-1.1 port i got it
> installed. the setup program went without any issues.
> then oo starts fine but when i try to do a new document - any kind
> - it freezes so bad that even after the machine is synched and
> ready to go down it won't let go and i have to pull the plug.... it
> happens when i try to create a new document. i tried the other
> menus and they were all fine. i start it as my user - not as
> root...
> there isn't anything in the logs and as far is i can see there are
> no cores dumped....
> now i'm not sure what to do to make this install usable....
> machine is a 2.2 ghz thinkpad, freebsd 5.3, jdk 1.4.2, Xorg and
> sawfish..
> what now?
I've seen this problem too when I'm using the nvidia driver with the 
RenderAccel option.  Once I turned it off openoffice no longer froze 
the machine.  I think it's an nvidia driver problem that "hopefully" 
will be fixed in the next release.  Whenever that will be.

Anish Mistry
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