Open Office upgrade??

Ric Moore wayward4now at
Tue Feb 16 02:18:02 GMT 2010

On Sun, 2010-02-14 at 15:48 -0500, Bruce Marshall wrote:
> On Sunday 14 February 2010, Ric Moore wrote:
> > I think that PA was merely an example used as the topic was being forced
> > into an dist-upgrade when one already knows the perils of doing so, just
> > to get OpenOffice fixed. Now, after jumping through the hoops, and an
> > entire Sunday morning devoted to it, I still have the very same problem
> > as I had before. A limitation on the number of rows imported, when the
> > spreadsheet opens a zillion extra columns ...which I assume eats up the
> > amount of memory for rows. For the life of me, I cannot get rid of those
> > extra columns. koffice spreadsheet imported those rows without a burp.
> > But it also added a bunch of empty columns. Nor does it seem to have a
> > "hide" feature. <sighs> 
> > 
> I'm running karmic on a bunch of computers....   and just installed it on my 
> first 64 bit computer....   built-in sound on the MB.  (also a first for me)
> Since I run XFCE which has minimal sound setup, I ran  systemssettings  from 
> KDE and selected <something other than PA> and sound now works fine.
> I think you could get the sound to work...   and just bypass PA altogether.
> Note:  I always install fresh....
> Not trying to be in your face...  just giving my experiences with karmic and 
> sound.

I installed Karmic 64bit during the Beta testing of it, right up to
release. I got sound out of Karmic, no prob. But, it stuttered like mad
and that was unacceptable. So, I went back to Hardy. Later I decided to
install clean to Jaunty which was safely on level down. I'm happy with
it and KDE4. I mistakenly thought that Open Office and Jaunty would
still in line for upgrades so I would not defile my install with crowbar
tactics. With me so far? I find I had to dink with Office installed from
them, not kubuntu. "Fraught with peril" comes to mind. :) Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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