Greetings, I tried installing OOo 3.x on an updated Centos 5 desktop (stock OOo 2.x was there), It had the following problems: 1. Installation of JRE 1.6.0 step failed citing dependency issues (relating to JRE 1.4 being required by OOo 2.x and the such) 2. after installation, It did run as root ok. but as a user keyboard practically freezes during the first run username entry requiring the process to be killed. I need OOo3 calc for its solver functionality for staff scheduling. Any similar experiences? better yet any solutions (a la Go-oo)? Thanks in advance. Regards, Rajagopal PS: I use digest mode to read posts in this list. Would appreciate a direct reply to my mail with cc to Centos list.