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On Xubuntu I installed WPS office through some other program instead of Software Center. It made my system unresponsive and since I didn't know REISUB command, I cold rebooted.Now again I have installed Xubuntu and tried installing WPS office again with Ubuntu Software Center. It got installed. After about 10 minutes of clicking Install, the theme changed to basic like Windows 98. It got 99% unresponsive. Timer stopped and stuck at some hh:mm. Not a minute changed since then. I thought to wait about an hour and proceed with the known command. It stayed frozen for about 45 more minutes and I lost it.I did REISUB as Ctrl+Alt+BSpace was also not working.

It booted up but with half black & grey screen. I did REISUB again and came back to my desktop with WPS installed and working fine with no issues. But still why that happened? Is that have to do anything with hardware? I have Intel Core 2 Duo (purchased in 2009), 1gb ram, 128mb graphics memory. Does anyone have any idea what can be the problem ?

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Your hardware is more than adequate. Something else is amiss. –  K7AAY Jan 2 at 17:08
    
If you try installing using dpkg, you could give us an error log. That would help us fix your problem. –  Dillmo Jan 2 at 17:14
    
@that_who_suggested_edit - I can't change title to "an hour" because if I didn't rebooted it could have remained like that for whole night. And that was not "multiple times" so again, wrong suggested edit. __ Now it is installed. I'm not going to install it again using dpkg. I don't know what dpkg is. –  rainlover Jan 2 at 17:19
    
manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/lucid/man1/dpkg.1.html gives an overview of the Mostly Harmless dpkg –  K7AAY Jan 2 at 17:29
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Try installing the file with:

sudo dpkg -i~/Downloads/LocationOfFile.deb

Make sure you download the .deb file from here, as that is official source of it - use the latest Kingsoft Office for Linux Alpha12 Patch3 build, that seems to work.Remember to remove any previous versions first.

They are full instructions on installing it here.

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So with that method, system isn't going to freeze? I can use it at any next time. –  rainlover Jan 3 at 1:02
    
It shouldn't freeze in the first place - but it won't crash the Software Centre, and if there are any errors, it should show during the install. –  Wilf Jan 3 at 14:34
    
okay. rstuvwxyz –  rainlover Jan 4 at 4:26
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