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J. Tad Newberry
X11 and Open Office
on Jul 22, 2009 at 9:51:25 pm

when i try to open Open Office on my G5 (OS 10.5.7), and X11 window opens with some gibberish in it, and Open Office never starts. any idears?

Thanks again!

J. Tad Newberry
Big Ya Productions
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David Hall
Re: X11 and Open Office
on Jul 23, 2009 at 9:41:54 pm

Check the version of Open Office you are using. 3.0 got rid of the X11 requirement. It only runs on Intel systems though.

If you're working on a PPC, you may want to try using NeoOffice. Its based on the same source code as OpenOffice but runs natively in OS X using Aqua.

http://www.neooffice.org/neojava/en/index.php

As always, make sure to back up important data and test out the new software before deleting anything.


David Hall
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Zero One Media Center
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