openoffice.org - presentation problem
wayward4now at gmail.com
Sat May 8 00:45:52 UTC 2010
On Fri, 2010-05-07 at 16:57 +0300, Errol Sapir wrote:
> On 05/07/2010 03:13 PM, Basil Chupin wrote:
> > On 07/05/10 22:00, Errol Sapir wrote:
> >> I hope I can provide enough of the correct info for somebody to be able
> >> to help me. I run the 32 bit Lucid on two different but similar
> >> computers. I use open office 3.2 on both (they both have "oracle"
> >> written on the logo when any open office program is started). They were
> >> installed by default when installing Kubuntu.
> >> Both computers have an AMD 64 bit CPU. The one at home has the Athlone
> >> 64 bit 3500 CPU, 2 giga memory and the GEForce 6600 256MB OB graphics
> >> card. The computer at work has the 64 bit 3500+ CPU with 1 giga memory
> >> and the GEForce 5200 (not OB) 128 MB graphics card. Both graphics cards
> >> use the NVidia 173.14.22 driver.
> >> Now for the problem: On the computer at home (theoretically the
> >> "stronger" computer) I am unable to see any slide show using
> >> "presentation". I doesn't matter if the presentation was made in pps or
> >> opt format. The minute I try to see it as a slide show, the screen
> >> "freezes". The first slide comes up and "breaks up" on the screen and
> >> nothing further can be done. The only way out of all this is to press
> >> the escape button and the the program "releases" the computer for use.
> >> On the computer at work (the "weaker" one) there is no problem.
> >> In writing this thread, I tried out two other programs I use which have
> >> a slide show option (digikam& showfoto). To my surprise , they have the
> >> same problem - unable to show a slide show without "freezing". I don't
> >> have a problem seeing a moving graphic program, whether it's youtube, a
> >> DVD movie or whatever.
> >> My conclusion is that it's a graphic configuration problem. Does this
> >> sound right? Help in any direction will be appreciated.
> >> Errol
> > The 6600 card (I am using one right now) works with the latest #195
> > driver from nVidia; the 5200 will not work with anything above the
> > legacy #173 driver.
> > The real question here is: while you may have these drivers installed,
> > do you have them active? That is, are the drivers actually being loaded
> > or do you still have the default nv driver being loaded? For example,
> > are you able to use compiz? If not then the 'proper' nVidia driver(s)
> > are not being used. (Another way to find out is to run "glxgears" from
> > the command line and if it doesn't run then the driver(s) are not
> > installed.)
> > BC
> When trying glxgears I got the message that "glxgears" is not installed
> so I did: sudo apt-get install mesa-utils and ran glxgears. The gears
> then "ran" which shows that my drivers are activated. Despite that I got
> the following message:
> errol-linux:~$ glxgears
> Running synchronized to the vertical refresh. The framerate should be
> approximately the same as the monitor refresh rate.
> 10040 frames in 5.0 seconds
> 9241 frames in 5.0 seconds
> XIO: fatal IO error 22 (Invalid argument) on X server ":0.0"
> after 42 requests (42 known processed) with 0 events remaining.
> I am trying to the #195 driver and install that but the only options
> offered to me are up to the #173.
The #173 is the one you want for a 5200. It may be old, but it's still a
goodie. :) Ric
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