[Techtalk] New OpenOffice bails out at 'Welcome to OpenOffice.org" screen

Conor Daly c.daly at met.ie
Tue Jul 1 13:42:47 UTC 2008

On Tue, Jul 01, 2008 at 02:57:24PM +0200 or thereabouts, Wim De Smet wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 10:50 PM, Anne Wainwright
> <anotheranne at fables.co.za> wrote:
> >
> > Subsequently no sign of the blue screen or anything else, strace is
> > showing the program is in a loop, doing what I have no idea, because the
> > same lines come up again and again.
> >
> It doesn't tell me much either. It's hard to make out much from system
> calls unless you see it continuously failing to open some specific
> file or something. Guess we're not so lucky. :-)

Typically a program such as OOo will run an idle-loop while awaiting input
from the user.  If OOo thinks it has a window up but you're not seeing it,
it will sit in the idle loop forever waiting for an input event.  Not saying
this is the idle-loop though...

Conor Daly,                   
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