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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 12:00 pm    Post subject: Slow nature Reply with quote

I read that open office is a slow program.
I have two files.
They are simple letters without any graphic.
It is damn slow to open those two files.
Both files have about 12-15 pages.
Why is this slow nature?
Is it a bug?

Is there a bug fixing program or something like that.
I am running open SUSE 10.2.
My sole word processor is open office.
I need it badly.
Your help is deeply appreciated.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is slow for you (can you tell how long exactly) ? What is your hardware ? Have you tried the Suse forum to see if this is a known issue with their version ? You can try to install the official version, it speeds up the loading for some users under Ubuntu.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hagar
The program came with the open SUSE 10.2.
Open Office will be installed when you install open SUSE 10.2.

You would like to know roughly the time it takes the file to load.
I have to wait about 6 to 8 minutes to get the file on to the screen.
It seems you are using Ubuntu.
Things may be different with different distros.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a file of 108 pages. It takes 10 seconds for the document to appear in OpenOffice when I launch the program. I have another file of 284 pages. It takes 2 seconds to load when OpenOffice is already loaded.

My PC hardware is not that fast — AMD64 3500Mhz, 1Gbyte RAM, Windows XP Home.

I think there is something very wrong with your system. OpenOffice is a large program, but it is not slow.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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My PC hardware is not that fast AMD64 3500Mhz, 1Gbyte RAM, Windows XP Home.


You're too modest. I have 1200 MHz AMD 32 processor, with less RAM, still a file with > 130 K words (close to 400 pages) loads in under 5 seconds.

Norway123: check your hardware. are you sure your hard disk is okay?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My hardware are in order.
I have no complaints about loading of operating system and other programs.
I welcome your thoughts.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One possible cause of a very long loading time is if there is a configuration issue with the default printer. OOo searches for the printer on startup and fails. This may happen with a driver problem or with a network printer that is not connected.

Have you tried running OOo from the command line? This might give you seem feedback.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was thinking about the possibility that those files might sit in bad sectors. I had lots of trouble with a program once that didn't start correctly. I finally ran checkdisk and it turned out that the hard disk had bad sectors, so I had them repaired, after that the program ran as it should.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You might try disabling the Beagle desktop search engine, which I believe in enabled by default in SuSE, in particular if you have less than 1 GB RAM.
There are some instructions here: http://forums.suselinuxsupport.de/index.php?showtopic=58193&mode=threaded&pid=239120

In that thread, there is also a recommendation to uninstall the ZENworks Management Daemon (ZMD).
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2007 2:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now I have disabled Beagle.
It didn't solve the problem.

I have 1GB of RAM. The swap partition is 3GB.
The system never uses the swap partition.
When I wrote the command 'free' , It showed it is completely free.

Even if I open 15 web pages and the Open Office program, it does not use the swap partition.

It is still slow to get a file to the screen.
How do I run checkdisk command in Linux?
Please tell me.

What is the command to run it from the command line?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2007 2:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,
It sounds to me like the problems you're experiencing have to do with how your SuSE is working in general, and not just with how OOo Writer is working (although using Writer is showing symptoms of the larger problems).

For that reason, I think it might be a good idea for you to post at a SuSE user forum, since there will be people there who know about SuSE specifically. There may be particular system administration tools available in SuSE that might help you sort out your issues.

The checkdisk command is for Windows. A similar command for Linux is fsck. If you want to know more about how to use fsck, you can type "man fsck" in a terminal to see the manual page. There is also some useful information on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fsck

It is important to note that fsck should not be run on a mounted partition. Doing so "can potentially cause severe data corruption/loss," as noted in the Wikipedia article. For this reason, it usually runs when you start up the computer, although it may be set not to run each time. If that is the case, it is possible to force it to run. How you would do this depends in part on your distro, and I think it could be useful to get some support from someone who knows SuSE well, in case you run into errors that cannot be fixed automatically.

Also, there may be other ideas from users more experienced with SuSE in particular. For example, there was the suggestion to turn off the zmd service in the thread I linked earlier, and it might be better to try that before worrying about how to use fsck. But I can't tell you more about that since zmd is a SuSE tool and I don't have experience with it myself. Maybe there is a SuSE user on this forum who could help you, but I'd think it would be more efficient to ask at a SuSE forum.

According to Distrowatch, there are several user forums available for SuSE. For example:
http://www.suseforums.net/
http://opensuse.us/phpBB2/index.php?sid=f07d0898f64373ccc9b4b02cfc0dc461
http://forums.suselinuxsupport.de/
(There are some other options listed if you visit the Distrowatch page linked above.)
I'd think any of those forums would be fine.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2007 4:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Sybille
I know the command fsck is a risky one.
You could erase your data.
I just want to know the command to start the Open Office on the command line.

What is the command?
It might solve the problem.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2007 4:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Code:
ooffice -writer


Does that work?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2007 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Sybille
It worked. I mean I could start the Open Office from the command line.
I have to experiment to find out the time to load a file.
I will come back to you all later on.
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