OO Writer in Kubuntu 10.10 '"freezes" often - sometimes impossible to restore a document.

Hans Henry von Tresckow hvontres at gmail.com
Thu Jan 13 00:51:47 UTC 2011

On Wed, Jan 12, 2011 at 3:36 AM, Bas Roufs <basroufs at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks for replying.
> 2011/1/11 MR ZenWiz <mrzenwiz at gmail.com>
>> On Tue, Jan 11, 2011 at 3:47 AM, Bas Roufs <basroufs at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >
>> > Ever since the upgrade to Kubuntu 10.10, I am experiencing weird
>> > problems with OpenOffice.org Writer. At least once per week, this
>> > package "freezes" while I am working on a document. This means: in the
>> > middle of some intense working session, the whole system stops working
>> > altogether. At such a moment, I even am not able to "kill" OpenOffice
>> > Writer via Control-Alt-Esc or to stop in some way the whole system, because
>> > EVERYTHING stagnates.
>> Have you tried posting this on the OOo users' list?  It may not be a
>> specific issue with Ubuntu.
> The "freeze" problems I wrote about in my previous message have become
> manifest after the upgrade to Maverick. That's why I address the
> questions about them to the Ubuntu and Kubuntu user lists. However,
> your idea to also write to some OO user list or forum, is also a good
> one.
>> Also, which release of OO are you using?  3.2.1 seems to be fairly
>> stable, whereas 3.3 (which was just released) may not be.
> I am using 3.2.1. - the "stable" release that has come with the
> regular edition of Kubuntu Maverick.
> Respectfully yours,
> Bas.
You might want to keep an eye on memory usage while using OO. It may
be that with Maverik something else has a larger memory footprint and
your netbook is running out of memory. Do you have swap space enabled?

Henry von Tresckow (hvontres)

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