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    [SOLVED] live cd with KOffice on it?


    I am interested in trying out KOffice's word processor and presentation programs. I ran Kubuntu only to realize that it had KDE but not KOffice. I'd rather not partition my hdd and install a distro just to find out that Koffice won't fit my needs. Is there a live cd I can get that comes with KOffice? I tried the Windows port but it froze and wouldn't open up .doc files so that's out. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Yes I tried Open Office but that also didn't have a feature I'm looking for.

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    Hi and Welcome !

    Koffice LiveCD will be best option.
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    Thanks. Much obliged for the link, but the iso just won't work. I get to the point where it asks me to boot up KOffice, which I select, but the screen goes blank after that.... ISO burns fine, done that a thousand times before....

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    It looks like a Graphics Card problem only. Which Graphics Card do you have?
    Does it switch to command line mode on pressing Alt+Ctrl+F1?
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    My laptop is ATI Radeon Xpress 1150; the desktop (same result) is an integrated Intel 845GL card. I've used live cds in the past, in fact earlier yesterday I loaded (via live cd) Kubuntu--not too sure why it would be something on both systems that is goofing this up. Oh well.

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    Koffice LiveCD is not configuring ATI graphics card properly. Press Alt+Ctrl+F1 and execute this
    Code:
    sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    Add this code in Video Card section :
    Code:
    Section "Device"
               Identifier "Configured Video Card"
               Driver       "vesa"
    EndSection
    Press Ctrl+X, Y and hit Enter key to save file.
    Press Alt+Ctrl+F7, Alt+Ctrl+BackSpace to restart X Server.

    Problem is, you have to edit xorg.conf file on each boot up. You can remaster .iso image though.
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    As it was, I found Slax has KOffice on it, so I ran that instead. A bit dissappointed, it choked on both a powerpoint as well as an open document presentation file, so I really cant use it. But thanks for your time.

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