open office freeze

John lists at
Mon Feb 28 00:54:43 GMT 2005

On Sun, 27 Feb 2005 07:25:49 -0500 (EST), 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?
> thanks...

Hmm. I built from the port as well, but I excluded java on the make command
line. There was an optimizations flag and I turned that on as well.

How much memory have you? I'm running 768MB with an athalon 1GHz machine.
Do any other java apps work?
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