issue where openoffice crashes thin clients
jerickson at logicalnetworking.net
Fri Jan 9 18:17:57 GMT 2009
From my LTSP setups (I looked at 2), HW accel was disabled by default,
so that possible workaround is moot.
Please see bug reports I filed at the following URLs for more
information on this issue and to post comments:
Gavin McCullagh wrote:
> some time back we has people with issues where thin clients were being
> crashed by openoffice (and firefox). The issue came down to the
> application pushing large amounts of pixmap (image) data onto the X server.
> Pixmaps are large uncompressed images and in thin clients, the X server
> runs on the thin client which ends up running out of memory.
> Bugs were reported against both firefox and openoffice. Both have seen
> work to address them. Jordan Erickson in particular has been very helpful
> in this. Caolan MacNamara who works for Redhat has already patched one
> relevant issue.
> Some questions have been posted back on the openoffice issue:
> "Does disabling hardware acceleration in the Tools->Options->View tabpage
> change the behaviour? Other than that, I concur with hdu, please file me
> a new issue for the slideshow problem."
> Could anyone who sees this issue please shout. If possible, it would be
> great to have a test presentation document which would show this issue.
> Also, if you could try the change above and see does this workaround the
> issue, that might better help them understand the problem.
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