Since several weeks I’m facing an issue with OpenOffice.org 3.1 on my OpenSUSE 11.2 system with KDE4 desktop. I decided to update to 3.2.1 hoping the issue would be solved. Unfortunately it wasn’t.
I’m posting this message as I found a solutions (although work-around is a better word) for this. The problem is in the integration with KDE4, as running Ooo in small window managers like IceWM and TWM works fine.
When I started Ooo in a shell, I got the error message
X-Error: RenderBadPicture (invalid Picture parameter)
on my screen. On this forum I didn’t find a solution, so when I found the work-around, I decided to post it here.
The work-around is very simple, just disable the KDE4 integration
Start oowriter, go to Tools -> Options and select “General”
Enable the option “Use OpenOffice.org dialogs” and press OK
That’s all. The file dialogs are a bit less fancy, but OpenOffice.org doesn’t crash anymore.