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I just installed OpenOffice 2.0. For most of the time, it takes 40sec to launch which is too slow. It takes only 6 sec to launch 1.1.3.
The CPU of my pc is a Intel P4 2.6GHz. It is running RedHat 9 (kennel 2.4.20). I use GNOME.
I notice for some times it can launch much faster (less than 5sec). And I cannot figure out what the patterns are.
During the 40sec that OpenOffice 2.0 is launching, I don't see too much hard disk activity and CPU usage is very low. Seems that it is just sitting there and doing nothing. Or it is waiting for some events. I do see some network activity. I suspect it silently connects some web sites.
tongliu8: Another thought, OpenOffice 2 opens very slowly if your system is having problems with DNS resolution. Apparently, OpenOffice phones home each time it starts.
Temporarily disable name resolution and see if OpenOffice then opens quickly.
This became a problem when I was running systems without a WAN connection, but with DNS server addresses configured. The systems acted just like what you described. Removing the name server addresses allowed OpenOffice to open quickly.
Originally posted by WhatsHisName tongliu8: Another thought, OpenOffice 2 opens very slowly if your system is having problems with DNS resolution. Apparently, OpenOffice phones home each time it starts.
Are you serious? If that's the case I definitely won't be
using it, being an RPM only distribution to start with :/
WhatsHisName, you are right. The DNS config has some problems. DNS server ip address is always reset to 192.168.2.1 which I guess is my ISP's modem address. This does not prevent me from connecting to the Internet. If I change to the real DNS addresses, OpenOffice 2.0 can start very quickly without any problem.
OpenOffice 2.0 's behavior makes me very uncomfortable. Is there a way to disable it finding the DNS server ? I'd like it to run like on a standalone machine. Or is there a way to set the DNS ip in the OpenOffice 2.0 ?
Hi I like to add a line here, I have eight computers with Suse 10 installed two of the eight are P4 2.66 Mhz 64 Bit 1MB L2, that is to say that two computers are 64 bit both with 64 bit version of suse 10 installed, but one of the two 64 bit computers have SATA 120 GB and the other has PATA 60GB ( both computers has 1GB DDR400 RAM, now the computer with PATA 60GB disk loads openoffice 2.0 in two seconds, the computer with SATA 120GB disk loads openoffice 2.0 in 2.2 Min, like I said the two computers are identical apart from the hard disk, the computer which is mega slow loading open office 2.0 is on the other hand mega fast loading all the other programes.
I have checked /etc/hosts and it only contains 127.0.0.1 localhost and I have tried to disable the network, and which now runs DHCP, I'm ????????????????????
Both changes involve going into the Tools and then options management sections. In the memory dialogue box, increase graphics cache to 64MB and memory per object to 8MB. It will take Open Office a few openings before this helps.
The other is to go to Java options and disable them. Apparently in the time it takes Open Office to open Java, you can go and make a cup off coffee, go to the loo, read the online newspaper on your thin and light and return to your desktop.