I'm using Mint with OpenOffice 3.1 that I downloaded from the OO site (not the Ubuntu version customized by Novell, which is notoriously bug-ridden).
At some point in some documents when I do some undetermined actions, OO fatally crashes Mint. Everything freezes and none of the usual remedies work (Ctrl-Alt-F2, Ctrl-Alt-Bksp, Ctrl-Alt-Del). The only solution seems to be: hold down the power button and pray it doesn't mess up something in Linux.
I'm wondering if there's a graceful way to kill OO when this happens at resume normally, or at least a way to gracefully shut down the computer. I'm using a ThinkPad T43 with 1 GB of memory.