Severe problem with Writer files and X

David Timms dtimms at
Sun Mar 19 01:03:26 UTC 2006

Paul F. Johnson wrote:
> Hi,
>>> I just updated to Rawhide (yesterday evening) and have tried to work
>>> with some .DOC files.
>> Updated from ?
> Given the OP stated that he'd just updated to Rawhide, would it not
> stand to reason that the OOo update was also from Rawhide?
Maybe it was from FC3 or FC4 or FC5T1 or FC5T2 ?

> This is the fun thing about bug hunting. I've filed quite a few bugs on
> OOo which the maintainer has not been able to replicate, so the more
> information, the better (which is why I've suggested what I have
> suggested on the BZ entry)
I did note your queries on bugzilla. I'll wait for Andy's answers about 
the details of the underlying system and document since it is s/he 
experiencing the problem, and opening some docs works for at least one 
other person.

>> Can another machine open the same problem doc ?
> Given it was created on another machine, I'd assume it can.
No such information has come from Andy ?

>> What version of what application was used to create the document ?
> Unless it was Word 6, it shouldn't make any difference. I have assumed
> it was Word which created the file.
Was it created on OSX ? windows ? Was it an openoffice 1 creation ?

How big is the document ?

Does it use passwords / locking ?

>> Are you really up to date ?
>> # rpm -qa|egrep 'kernel|xorg|openoff'|sort
> Given we're 2 days off FC5 full release, if the update was done last
> night, then I'd assume the OP is fully up to date.
It might be worth creating a new user and seeing if logging in as such 
and repeating the opening experience generates the same problem.

Are you opening from your local drive (with which file system) or 
network (using which protocol) ?


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