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Hello. I have just installed OpenOffice 1.1.4 When I first installed it, it ran fine then froze as i dragged another window across the screen. It did not freeze freeze ...
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    Help starting OpenOffice.


    Hello.

    I have just installed OpenOffice 1.1.4

    When I first installed it, it ran fine then froze as i dragged another window across the screen. It did not freeze freeze (hope that make sense) but the the other window I dragged left a permenant trail (like they do with very little video RAM) which did not dissapear. Open office was still working at this time. It would not close, and I couldnt get into the terminal to stop it so i did a Ctrl-Alt-BackSpace then started X again.

    Now, if i try to run open office, the terminal just hangs:
    Code:
    jammin@Jupiter:/usr/share/OpenOffice-1.1.4/program$ ./soffice
    I have tried doing a
    Code:
    #chmod +x soffice
    even though I saw it pointless as i did a:
    Code:
    chmod 777 /usr/share/OpenOffice-1.1.4
    before I installed OO.

    ?????????

    Thanks much

    <edit> Im using XFCE 4.2, Xorg 8.2 and slack 10.1

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    Ok, so after a reboot, it works fine?!?

    Why is this??

    Thanks much

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    It was probably still running even after you killed X. Some apps crash like this and don't exit. Use
    Code:
    top
    to see if it's still running after it crashes. Use the
    Code:
    kill
    command to kill the PID of the application. Then you should have been able to start it again without the reboot.

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    WOW!!!

    the "top" command is excellent!!!!

    Thanks much sether, NO more reboots!!!!!!!!(well, a lot less..)




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    Quote Originally Posted by Jammin1984


    WOW!!!

    the "top" command is excellent!!!!

    Thanks much sether, NO more reboots!!!!!!!!(well, a lot less..)



    In addition to top, check out 'ps'. These are very useful programs in finding a rogue program to kill.

    Code:
    ps -aux
    ^^That is the most common usage for ps. Play with it. Love it. And don't ever reboot except for kernel and hardware changes.
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