[Klug-general] OOo ver 3 incompatibility

George Prowse george.prowse at gmail.com
Tue Dec 9 17:45:40 UTC 2008

Mike Rentell wrote:
> 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 
> concurrently.
> 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.
> MikeR
If you have a look in the repositories there should be several versions 
of most applications/libraries and your package manager will use the 
latest stable version unless told to do so otherwise.

Gentoo uses textfiles so depending on what you want to do you add the 
package to package.mask, package.unmask or package.use and debian based 
systems use /etc/apt/preferences

I have no idea what rpm uses because rpms are the main reason for me 
never wanting to touch a distro that uses them


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