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Old 01-15-2003, 10:02 PM   #16
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tinesthai

you have lost me on the sticky bit.. what do you mean?
 
Old 03-02-2003, 03:50 PM   #17
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Hi,

I have a similar problem too.
Reinstallation of an entire system is not an option because it will cost a lot of time.

Hope there is another way out...

When I try to start a, say, StarOffice writer, a splash screen shows for 10-20 minutes.

xterm:

SIOCGIFADDR got '00:00:00:00:00:00'

OpenOffice has the same effect.

Does anyone knows what's up with this and how do you fix it?
Best regards.

N.B. Recently I started a new thread dedicated to the above issue at : http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=47588

N.B. I asked at Sun StarOffice support - no reply whatsoever. I asked at MandrakeExpert - same result, although they advertise 60-90 days of free support included with purchased packages - call it the way you like - no one will ever hear your screams.
If LQ did not exist, I would not know what to do...

Last edited by linuxfond; 03-02-2003 at 03:55 PM.
 
Old 03-02-2003, 04:07 PM   #18
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Well, OO tends to get nasty when people
haven't got a loop-back/network interface :)

Check your ifconfig, and within Office, check
your network settings ... a wrong setup can
cause OO to behave like swimming in a tar pit.


Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 03-02-2003, 08:34 PM   #19
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It appears that installing everything for the office program can result in an incorrect language, I saw this recently with Mandrake 9 and I was able to fix it by uninstalling the other languages. It worked fine after that.
 
Old 03-03-2003, 03:01 AM   #20
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Really?
I need to write sometimes in Italian or Spanish. I installed support for both, and StarOffice interface turned all in Spanish! Since Spanish isn't my prefered language anyway, I removed both Spansh and Italian support and the English interface came back. Sun ignored my questions.
 
Old 03-03-2003, 03:08 AM   #21
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Quote:
Originally posted by Tinkster
Well, OO tends to get nasty when people
haven't got a loop-back/network interface

Check your ifconfig, and within Office, check
your network settings ... a wrong setup can
cause OO to behave like swimming in a tar pit.


Cheers,
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Dear Tink,
Thanks for your advise, but, ifconfig is an executable binary. How do I check it? And what network settngs within Office do you mean? As far as I can see, I do not need and I did not setup any networking from within Office.
Any further hint, please?
 
Old 03-03-2003, 06:26 PM   #22
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if you just type ifconfig it will tell you whether you
have a loopback interface or not... if there's no
Code:
lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:68 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:68 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:3832 (3.7 Kb)  TX bytes:3832 (3.7 Kb)
openoffice can act very strangely...

As for the network options:
oo can be (ab-)used as a browser, and has
a Internet Setting... if you setup proxy or dns
and have wrong values it can slow the startup
down incredibly.

Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 03-03-2003, 11:19 PM   #23
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I could not understand the language to try and select it either, so I uninstalled all except english. There must be a way to set the default.

Last edited by DavidPhillips; 03-03-2003 at 11:21 PM.
 
Old 03-04-2003, 02:08 AM   #24
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Dear Tink,
Thanks for your down to the point explanation.

[root@localhost dmitry]# ifconfig
lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:32 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:32 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:2240 (2.1 Kb) TX bytes:2240 (2.1 Kb)

ppp0 Link encap:Point-to-Point Protocol
inet addr:97.108.40.239 P-t-P:217.136.25.1 Mask:255.255.255.255
UP POINTOPOINT RUNNING NOARP MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:276 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:274 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:3
RX bytes:90353 (88.2 Kb) TX bytes:26094 (25.4 Kb)

So, it seems, there is a loopack and (resulting?) errors. However, I don't understand what to do with that. Any further hint? Thanks.

I did not setup proxy neither in OO nor in SO.


Last edited by linuxfond; 03-04-2003 at 03:07 PM.
 
Old 03-06-2003, 05:37 AM   #25
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As far as I can see, the problems started after I tried to compile qt-3.1.1 needed by another application.
I wonder if that might have caused the problem.
I uninstalled both the qt-3.1.1 and that another program, but the problem persists.
 
  


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