Severe problem with Writer files and X

David Timms dtimms at
Sun Mar 19 00:05:17 UTC 2006

Andy Hudson wrote:
> I just updated to Rawhide (yesterday evening) and have tried to work
> with some .DOC files.
Updated from ?

> Everytime I try to open one of these files X crashes and lands me
> straight back at the login prompt. This happens *everytime* and is
> extremely annoying. Opening other files (except OOo) seems to be OK.
How do you open the file ?

> I've filed a bug
> but has
> anyone else seen this behaviour?
Works fine for me if I open oowriter and then open a .doc; it's also 
fine to open file manager and double-click a .doc file.

Could you try opening the other way ?
If you have many .doc's, is it just the one that is failing ?

# file *.doc
in the folder you are interested in might show that there are faults in 
even the small part of a .doc that file uses to detect file type ?

Can another machine open the same problem doc ?
What version of what application was used to create the document ?

> I'm working on Rawhide, installed on a Dell D610 laptop.
What graphics chip is used ?

Are you really up to date ?
# rpm -qa|egrep 'kernel|xorg|openoff'|sort


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