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sng - 03.09.2011, 10:51
Post subject: libreoffice problems (writer crashing uppon loading docs)
Hi all,

I have just downgraded libreoffice (3.4.3-1 to 3.3.3-4+b1) since i found the latest version to be really unstable. As you can see here:

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apt-cache policy libreoffice
libreoffice:
  Installed: 1:3.3.3-4+b1
  Candidate: 1:3.4.3-1
  Version table:
     1:3.4.3-1 0
        500 http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/ sid/main i386 Packages
 *** 1:3.3.3-4+b1 0
        500 http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/ testing/main i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status


In particular, in 3.3.3 there used to be about 20 border line styles available to the app. In 3.4.3 this choice has been reduced to like 5-7

The frames I use in my documents have a thick border (one of the last available ones in 3.3.3) which simply does not exist any more in 3.4.3. So this is what makes libreoffice to crash uppon loading these docs.

So for the time being its
      Code:
dpkg --get-selections | grep hold
libreoffice                                     hold
live-build                                      hold

alexk - 03.09.2011, 18:22
Post subject: RE: libreoffice problems (writer crashing uppon loading docs
I have 8 border styles in LibreOffice Writer 3.4.1 and 19 in version 3.3.3. No crashing so far, but I get a display issue in the main screen, in all 3.4.x versions, including 3.4.1, 3.4.2 and the latest 3.4.3. The gray background picks up parts of other windows, whether hardware acceleration for graphics output in LO is enabled or not:



I don't have that display issue with the 3.3.3 version currently in Testing.
      Code:
infobash -v2
Host/Kernel/OS  "AK1" running Linux 3.0-1.slh.6-aptosid-amd64 x86_64 [ sidux 2009-02 Αιθήρ - kde-full - (200907141427) ]
CPU Info        4x Intel Core i5-2500K @ clocked at [ 1600.000 MHz ]                                                                           
Videocard       Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller  X.Org 1.11.0  [ 1280x1024@60.0hz ]                   
Network cards   Intel 82579V Gigabit                                                                                                           
                ATHEROS USB2.0 WLAN                                                                                                             
Processes 182 | Uptime 3:25 | Memory 1334.3/7914.3MB | HDD WDC WD3200AAKS-0 Size 320GB (20%used) | Client Shell | Infobash v3.37

DeepDayze - 03.09.2011, 19:52
Post subject: RE: libreoffice problems (writer crashing uppon loading docs
@Alexk, to me that could be related to Intel driver bugs as I have no display issues with 3.4.3 on an old Radeon 7500 chip using the opensource driver. Perhaps there may be addins for these additional border styles?
arwa - 04.09.2011, 08:57
Post subject: RE: libreoffice problems (writer crashing uppon loading docs
I can see the display issues on my intel HD3000 GPU, too.
snvv - 04.09.2011, 14:44
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For me the problem is libreoffice take ages to open for the first time (that happens since the last upgrade).

The problem that you discribe probably is caused by video card and/or driver (I had similar problems in the past).
drb - 04.09.2011, 15:06
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@snvv

Same here . . . also the bottom scroll bar slider doesn't function.
snvv - 04.09.2011, 16:44
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Just DU and the problem with the speed that it opens first time, somehow it is solved. I upgraded kernel too.

EDIT. The bottom scroll bar slider doesn't function, too. I am not sure if this was a previous problem or a new one.
alexk - 04.09.2011, 17:41
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@snvv: are you using Intel graphics? I also have the problem with non-functioning bottom scroll bars in some Tools/Options menus in 3.4.x versions. I also had the weird stalling on opening but that seemed to mostly go away with an upgrade as well. I'm currently running testing, installed like this, maybe there's an easier way:
      Code:
apt-get install libreoffice-base/testing libreoffice-base-core/testing libreoffice-calc/testing libreoffice-common/testing libreoffice-core/testing libreoffice-dbg/testing libreoffice-draw/testing libreoffice-help-en-us/testing libreoffice-impress/testing libreoffice-java-common/testing libreoffice-kde/testing libreoffice-math/testing libreoffice-ogltrans/testing libreoffice-pdfimport/testing libreoffice-style-oxygen/testing libreoffice-writer/testing ttf-opensymbol/testing uno-libs3/testing ure/testing

drb - 04.09.2011, 18:17
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The bottom slider can be scrolled by using the centre mouse button (if you have one).
piper - 04.09.2011, 18:34
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I don't use libreoffice at the moment, but if it is anything like openoffice yo can try

Open libreoffice, go to menu Tool -> options, left tree, go to libreoffice -> Memory.

you should see libreoffice quickstarter

check it to enable it, close -> now open libreoffice

It should be as fast as openoffice

ignore this post if quickstarter is not listed
alexk - 04.09.2011, 18:54
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I don't have that option in the 3.3.3 version from testing. But LO/OO have always opened fast for me in Debian/Aptosid and 3.3.3 and 3.4.3 are quick.
sng - 05.09.2011, 07:52
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It seems I'm the only "lucky" person who's been having crashes with 3.4.3...
Lucky me!!! Mr. Green
snvv - 07.09.2011, 10:37
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      drb wrote:
@snvv

Same here . . . also the bottom scroll bar slider doesn't function.


What about the problem with scroll bar slider.
Still I have that problem?
What card do you have and what driver you use?

I have an ATI with radeon. I will try fglrx to see if the problem solved.
drb - 07.09.2011, 16:32
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@snvv

      Code:
infobash -v3
Host/Kernel/OS  "hypnos32" running Linux 3.0-4.slh.2-aptosid-686 i686 [ sidux 2010-01 Ύπνος - kde-full - (201006131622) ]
CPU Info        2x AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5600+ 1024 KB cache flags( sse3 ht nx lm svm ) clocked at [ 2800.000 MHz ]
Videocard       nVidia G73 [GeForce 7600 GS]  X.Org 1.10.4  [ 1680x1050@50.0hz ]
Network cards   nVidia MCP55
Processes 161 | Uptime 3min | Memory 553.4/3295.7MB | HDD WDC WD3200AAKS-0,WDC WD5000AAKS-0,WDC WD6400AAKS-0,WDC WD15EADS-00P Size 2960GB (38%used) | GLX Renderer GeForce 7600 GS/PCI/SSE2/3DNOW! | GLX Version 2.1.2 NVIDIA 285.03 | Client Shell | Infobash v3.37


nvidia here. As I said earlier, my centre mouse button moves the bottom slider but not the left mouse button.
snvv - 07.09.2011, 20:15
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Thank you.
I don't have a middle button.
I will try openoffice if it is installed.
The problem is that happens only in the laptop.
In two desktops I have no problem.
snvv - 07.09.2011, 23:39
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The slider & speed problems "solved" for me by downgraded libreoffice to 3.3.3.-4+b1 version. 3.4.3-1 seems to have bugs for some configurations.
snvv - 13.09.2011, 12:15
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      drb wrote:
The bottom slider can be scrolled by using the centre mouse button (if you have one).


The problem is caused by libreoffice KDE integration.

I removed libreoffice-kde and everything is back to normal.
drb - 13.09.2011, 12:31
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Thank for that. That's sorted out a few operational issues making libreoffice more responsive which I put above 'looks'
DeepDayze - 13.09.2011, 14:55
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      snvv wrote:
      drb wrote:
The bottom slider can be scrolled by using the centre mouse button (if you have one).


The problem is caused by libreoffice KDE integration.

I removed libreoffice-kde and everything is back to normal.


Maybe a bug report can be filed against the libreoffice-kde package?
alexk - 24.09.2011, 17:05
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Removing libreoffice-kde takes care of the scrollbar issue, but it has no effect on the display issue at the LibreOffice start screen with Intel drivers at least, which is present in all 3.4.x versions, but not in the 3.3.3-4+b1 version that was recently in Testing. This is with kernel 3.0-1.slh.6-aptosid-amd64.

The middle mouse button work around for the scroll bars is useful to know, for those who want to keep on using libreoffice-kde. On my mouse, the scroll wheel is the middle button.
Lanzi - 24.09.2011, 19:25
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There are several problems I recognize:
1. The above mention problem
2. Shortcuts like Alt-O don't work anymore
3. drawings in documents, that formerly had black lines, now have grey lines...
alexk - 01.10.2011, 21:09
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I don't have any problems with shortcuts, at least in the new 3.4.3-3 version.

The horizontal scrollbar problem with libreoffice-kde still exists in this new version. Other workarounds for this issue are to remove the top/bottom scrollbar arrow buttons under Widget style/Oxygen/Configure or to use any other Widget style, such as GTK+ Style, if you want scrollbar arrow buttons.
snvv - 23.11.2011, 17:37
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      snvv wrote:
For me the problem is libreoffice take ages to open for the first time (that happens since the last upgrade).

The problem that you discribe probably is caused by video card and/or driver (I had similar problems in the past).


Ok the problem is solved after installing libreoffice package. This package is not installed by default in a full aptosid installation.

Now the files open faster than ever.

      Quote:
# apt-get install libreoffice
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
fonts-sil-gentium-basic libhsqldb-java liblucene2-java libreoffice-base libreoffice-filter-mobiledev libreoffice-report-builder-bin libservlet2.5-java
ttf-sil-gentium-basic
Suggested packages:
libhsqldb-java-doc libhsqldb-java-gcj hunspell-dictionary libreoffice-l10n-3.4 hyphen-hyphenation-patterns libreoffice-gnome libreoffice-kde openclipart-libreoffice
pstoedit gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad libreoffice-filter-binfilter libreoffice-officebean libmyodbc odbc-postgresql libsqliteodbc tdsodbc
mdbtools libmysql-java libpg-java libjtds-java libreoffice-gcj libreoffice-report-builder
Recommended packages:
fonts-sil-gentium libcommons-beanutils-java libcommons-collections3-java libcommons-compress-java libcommons-digester-java libcommons-logging-java libdb-java
libdb-je-java libicu4j-java libjline-java libjtidy-java libregexp-java
The following NEW packages will be installed:
fonts-sil-gentium-basic libhsqldb-java liblucene2-java libreoffice libreoffice-base libreoffice-filter-mobiledev libreoffice-report-builder-bin libservlet2.5-java
ttf-sil-gentium-basic
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