Forum migration mostly complete. Please see this post for more info and post any issues.
The problem was with the hostname I had given my PC - being a seasoned Windows user/developer on a Linux learning curve I gave my pc a hostname in the format "aaa" (as you would in Windows ) however OO expects it to be in the format "aaa.bbb.ccc", i.e. vector.linux.net. [snip]Changing the hostname into the required format results in OO starting with no delay.