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OpenOffice hangs when opened via a VNC connection

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP2


On KDE attempts to open OOo v3.0.0.4 using VNC fail.
It does not matter if the application is started through KDE menu or from console/xterm (/usr/bin/X11/OOo-calc for example).
Direct logins on workstations using local keyboard work just fine, so does ssh.


OOo splash screen starts but the progress bar is not moving.
The only error displayed on a shell is:
Xlib:  extension
"XInputExtension" missing on display ":1.0"



Create a shellscript /usr/local/bin/soffice with the following contents:
OOO_FORCE_DESKTOP=none /usr/bin/soffice
Start the script before starting OOo and OOo will start up fine.


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  • Document ID:7002631
  • Creation Date: 14-Mar-2009
  • Modified Date:24-Feb-2021
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop

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