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Old 02-09-2006, 10:14 AM   #1
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Open Office is Slow

I am using the 64bit version of SUSE with my Intel Pentium 4 EMT64 processor.

Opening an Open Office document takes forever. Is there anyway I can configure office to work with the 64 bit processor.

I am using 1GB of RAM and 1GB Swap space.
Old 02-09-2006, 07:37 PM   #2
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Here's what some people had to say over in including one running 64-bit linux (I ahve severely edited the responses)

I'm on Fedora Core 4 too, and since FC4 released OOo 2.0.0, I've had to use OOo RPMs from OOo (and not Fedora) because Fedora's OOo RPMs had a horrible crashing bug. (But, the slow thing is news to me.) I recommend that you download your RPMs from and tell yum in /etc/yum.conf to exclude openoffice from future, automatic update (which would give you Fedora's version).

I am having the same problem. It takes OOo about 2min to open.

I was hopeful that I was having the printer issue because I use a network printer and a dummy postscript printer that I use to print to file for creating pdfs. THEN I went through all of the options and noticed that any time I click on the JAVA option it takes about 2 minutes to get control. I UNCHECKED "Use a java runtime environment" and closed OOo. Now it loads as it should!!

So, unchecking the "Use a java runtime environment" might do it for you as well. Anybody care to tell me how to fix java?

SuSe 10-64bit
Athlon64 4400+ X2
OOo 2.0
That's what they're saying over there.


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Old 02-09-2006, 09:10 PM   #3
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A fast hard drive should be used. I do not mean throughput. I mean a hard drive with the lowest accessing time should be used. Also try using XFS with custom format options.

OpenOffice uses C++, Python, and Java to work, so this is one reason why it is slow.
Old 02-09-2006, 10:53 PM   #4
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there is a procedure available that will make ur openoffice faster
Try it...
it works for me.

or google for "speeding OpenOffice"
Old 02-09-2006, 11:24 PM   #5
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I tried the OOOQS program and it didnt seem to help matters any. Ill look into the suggestions above.
Old 02-09-2006, 11:38 PM   #6
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ooqs is a openoffice quick starter. It does not speed up your openoffice. It just provides a shortcut applet in your panel for the quick launch.
Do the above procedure


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