OpenOffice insert graphics, print and sometimes save=frozen client

Scott Balneaves sbalneav at
Sun Sep 16 02:16:59 BST 2007

On Thu, Sep 13, 2007 at 03:21:22PM -0500, Jim Kronebusch wrote:
> Well here I have been trying to figure out how to keep Firefox from freezing clients,
> and now I see OpenOffice is a major culprit as well.  The best I can do to repeat the
> problem for troubleshooting is to create a new Writer document, insert a few graphics
> from openclipart (5 seems to be plenty), then try printing to one of our HP LaserJet
> 4000 printers, mouse gets a little jerky, sometimes graphics pop up all over the top of
> the screen, then before anything prints the client locks up.  

I've been trying to make this fail.  Can't  The document you sent me works
just fine.

Here's my setup:


model name      : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU          4400  @ 2.00GHz
Asus P5K-VM
2 Gig
Network card:
onboard, intel E1000
Operating system:
Edubuntu Gutsy, current to date of this email
Chroot rebuilt as of this morning
Swap on server:
standard 32 megs allocated to clients.

100 MPBS switched, unmanged, generic Dlink 24 port switch

HP Compaq T5000
Transmeta Crusoe T5800 731 MHZ 1519 Bogomips
ATI Rage XL, using xorg's "ati" driver, autodetected.
Via Rhine II
128 Megs ram

Brother HL-1060 laser printer, setup in cups, using cups supplied driver.
Connected initially to server, via usb to parallel adapter
Also tested with being plugged into thin client, and remote print queue set
up via jetpipe.

Testing methodology:
Booted client as normal
Logged on per normal.
Launched from the applications menu
Loaded "testdocument.odt"  Document appears to have a graphic of a seagull,
a boobie, and an owl.  Could not tell if boobie was blue footed variety
or not.  Printed document.  Loaded document again.  Printed again.  Repeated
test 10-15 times.

Mouse does become slightly jerky, probably from printing querying fonts
on client, however, no crash observed.
No errors in .xsession-errors of note related to OO.o, nothing observed
in /var/log during the time period when test was conducted.

Could not reproduce.

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