This has been an ongoing problem with OpenOffice.org with me for sometime. I have found that you can kill xorg and restart kdm without a reboot. You will of course lose all unsaved data. Syd -- ----------- Protect your privacy. http://www.gnupg.org PGP Key ID: 0xB7544D58 "Windows NT crashed. I am the Blue Screen of Death. No one hears your screams."