[K12OSN] Impress Aborts Out in Slide Show

Doug Simpson simpsond at leopards.k12.ar.us
Wed Dec 3 19:37:28 UTC 2008

Per chance are they all using the same login name, and saving to the
same directory?

If so:

Give them their own usernames and see what happens (even if they are
temporary for testing) If it works, that is the problem.

Also, how much RAM is on the workstations, and do you have server-based
swap turned on? (could be filling up the swap).


Doug Simpson
Technology Specialist
De Queen Public Schools
De Queen, AR
simpsond at leopards.k12.ar.us
"A Dollar Saved is a Dollar Earned"

>>> John Lucas <mrjohnlucas at gmail.com> 12/3/2008 11:23 AM >>>
Ronnie Miller wrote:
> I posted this several months ago with no real responses or
resolution, but
> that was on a slower server with the 32 bit Centos 5 version of
> I've since replaced the server with a new server with a quad core
> processor and 8 GB of ram running the 64 bit version of Centos 5.
> patches are up-to-date.
> The problem occurs in the lab when several kids are creating/edit
> presentations in Impress. Whenever they try to run the slide show to
> their presentations, the first one or two will open fine, but after
> the third one, whenever they click "Slide Show", the first slide will
> up, then Impress/Open Office aborts out. The kids then try to
> Impress and they get the "unrecovered document" error and they have
> recover the document. From that point forward, the presentation won't
> in "Slide Show" mode, at least not on that same terminal. Sometimes,
> not always, they can save the document to a shared folder and pull it
> on a different terminal and the slide show will run.
> Any thoughts or suggestions are most appreciated. It is very
> in an Elmentary School lab scenario.

Could it be that your terminals are running out of RAM for X? Try
turning on 
swap for the terminals and see what happens. I had similar problems
Impress on terminals with 128MB of RAM, so I added 256MB of swap and it
without crashing.

         "History doesn't repeat itself; at best it rhymes."
                         - Mark Twain

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