semtex wrote:Exact same problem here also. I tried to install OpenOffice tonight after reading Eben's "Raspberry Pi User Guide"... so I assume it must have worked at some point?
There are a few posts about this. I've moved to Libre Office - the same codebase, forked from OpenOffice.
Once Oracle took over Sun (who developed OpenOffice), development of OpenOffice slowed/stopped. The developers forked the code and started on Libre Office.
A bit more background here;
http://www.icewalkers.com/articles/libr ... ffice.html
Its a pretty bulky application, so I would expect it to be very slow to start up. There are better options for the PI - and possibly using Google Docs may be a good solution if you want access to the files on a main PC.
I'm sorry I can't answer your question directly, but I would guess you'll get a better response from the Libre Office forums than OpenOffice.