[Klug-general] OOo ver 3 incompatibility

Mike Rentell michael.rentell at ntlworld.com
Tue Dec 9 14:04:46 UTC 2008

George Prowse wrote:
> Mike Rentell wrote:
>> Good morning all,
>> Having taken advice from the group yesterday (many thanks) I managed 
>> to get OOo ver 2.2.1 uninstalled and ver 3 installed on my Mandriva 
>> 2008 set.
>> Now I find that it crashes Compiz Fusion running to my nvidia graphics 
>> card.
>> So I've had to uninstall Compiz. Ho well - more speed less eye candy.
>> Any one else had graphics problem with OOo ver 3?
>> MikeR
>> in Folkestone
> i suggest changing down one version of your nvidia drivers

Wise words, no doubt, but I rely on the Mandriva installer to recognise 
what version of nvidia is needed and it just does it.

I wouldn't have a clue where to start following your advice. I always 
have this awful feeling that something will go terribly wrong and leave 
me lost and baffled.

Perhaps I shall stick with higher speed and no eye candy. At least the 
nvidia logo flashes up OK when things start so that's reassuring - er 
isn't it?

Actually  I'm half inclined to go back to OOo 2.2.1, reinstall the 
eye-candy and download OOo3 for Windows and put that on my VirtualBox XP 
installation. Then I can have OOo3 still running on this machine 

Eventually, no doubt, Mandriva will get it sorted out in their next or 
next-but-one edition. I use Mandriva 2008 which is fine. I've looked at 
Mandriva 2009 and I'm not impressed. It flashed up a nvidia(beta) logo 
and just doesn't look as good. So i went back to mdv2008. Picky!

Or perhaps I should try Fedora or Debian. I never seem to get on with 
everybody's favourite ubuntu. It don't suit me at all.

But many thanks to everyone for the good advice.


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