Re: [greenstone-users] new user questions - Greenstone and XP problems

From John R. McPherson
DateMon, 05 Jul 2004 11:31:23 +1200
Subject Re: [greenstone-users] new user questions - Greenstone and XP problems
Holly Hendricks wrote:

> However, almost every time I exit Greenstone, everything freezes up on
> my desktop including Greenstone. I can't even use CTRL-ALT-DEL to
> perform a shut down. I have had to shut down my computer using the
> power switch at least 18 times today - ouch. About every fifteen
> times that I use Greenstone, I am able to shut down normally.
> Sometimes Greenstone freezes while I'm in the middle of designing or
> enriching, but if I complete a Greenstone session and click Close and
> Exit, I can almost guarantee that the machine will freeze up.
> I can't be the only XP user! Are there any additional settings or
> recommendations? I have a fairly new Sony Vaio laptop with plenty of
> resources. I run it in 1600x1200 resolution, if that would make a
> difference. I have tried shutting down anything else that's running.
> I would love to be able to use Greenstone without constantly having
> problems.

no user-level application should be able to crash your operating system.
Constant operating-system crashes might be a symptom of something else
wrong, for example a hardware fault, or a problem with your operating
system setup, or a virus/spyware program. (I've seen spyware programs
under windows that interfere with the networking stack.)

We develop and test greenstone and the Librarian Interface under both
linux and windows XP. I don't know very much about the windows side of
things, but try giving more information about your setup. For example,
what version of java do you have installed?

John McPherson