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  1. #1

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    ok. So here I am with my lovely new 12" powerbook and I am trying to get some good apps installed. I got firefox running, although I think safari is actually loading pages faster atm.

    I am having a bit of trouble getting open office to work. I have installed XDarwin, and run the open office installer. But for some reason it just seems to hang when I use the "start open office" program. It bounces in the dock, XDarwin screen comes up and I get a choice between full screen or rootless. Doesn't matter which one I click on, nothing seems to happen. The "start open office" program stays in the dock, but I does nothing when I click on it.

    Is there something stupid I havn't done? Is there something special I have to do to get into the x-server so that I can use open office? I have no idea if it actualy opened or not.


    ***Edit***

    ok I now have the following error:

    Could not launch OpenOffice.org

    /Applications/OpenOffice.org1.0.3/program/soffice.bin:
    cannot open display ":0.0"
    Please check your "DISPLAY" environment variable as well as the permission to acess that display. (See "man X" resp. "man xhost" for details)


    After getting this error I had a look around. It seems something is fubared with my X install. When I type X into the console I get an error saying it can't find USA.keymapping. When I installed XDarwin I made sure to follow their instructions and I installed all of the core files. Anyone got any ideas?
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    Try NeoOffice.

    Its OpenOffice, but the project is working at porting it over to native OSX.

    I find it faster then Open Office, even though its pretty much the same app.

    Steve
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    ... which can be found here: http://www.neooffice.org/
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    Try this:

    1. Start X11

    2. Start a terminal - under Applications--> terminal in X11 menu (One may already have started anyway) NOT the terminal under Utilities.

    3. In this terminal type the full path of Openoffice:

    /Applications/OpenOffice.org1.1.1/program/soffice (yours may be a different path/version)

    And I agree with pipsqueek - try NeoOffice. Fully native OS X version, although a little behind in release number). No need for X11

    Damian
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    Yay I now have neo office working. This will do for now. I just needed something for basic note taking/powerpoint stuff etc.
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    Thanks Disko...for the link....Doh!

    Currawong got me onto NeoOffice..another one for simplistic text editing, not as simple as TextEdit. is AbiWord....

    the link...http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/a...g.bz2?download
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