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#1 2014-04-11 12:51:32

Potomac
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[libreoffice] random freeze at startup ( KDE4 integration ? )

I have just updated to libreoffice 4.2.3-1

I use also libreoffice-kde4-4.2.3-1 ( integration with kde 4 )

and I notice random freeze at startup when I launch libreoffice ( swriter, calc, draw, impress, math ), the GUI of libreoffice freezes immediatly,

it may related to the libreoffice-kde4 package, because If I uninstall libreoffice-kde4 the bug seems gone,


I use a patched kernel 3.14, Linus Torvald's patch for this bug :

https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/39806

so I'm sure that this bug is not related to the bug 39806

the workaround is to uninstall libreoffice-kde4 package, but I don't know if it's an upstream bug or a problem with archlinux

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#2 2014-04-11 19:11:23

stingray
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Registered: 2006-03-24
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Re: [libreoffice] random freeze at startup ( KDE4 integration ? )

This also happened to me today. After upgrading libreoffice Calc and write would freeze as soon as I started them. I did not try the other libreoffice programs. Uninstalling libreoffice-kde4 got them working again.

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#3 2014-04-13 03:50:48

DaveCode
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Re: [libreoffice] random freeze at startup ( KDE4 integration ? )

Freeze confirmed here. LO apps did work when invoked through generic LO launcher, but not from KDE menus.

Last edited by DaveCode (2014-04-13 03:53:22)

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#4 2014-04-13 09:03:31

mcloaked
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From: Yorkshire, UK
Registered: 2012-02-02
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Re: [libreoffice] random freeze at startup ( KDE4 integration ? )

Yes I see the freeze too with version 4.2.3-2 - waiting a minute or so gives a popup allowing you to close it down though....

Hopefully this will be fixed before long!

Last edited by mcloaked (2014-04-13 09:05:17)


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#5 2014-04-13 09:05:10

AndyRTR
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From: Magdeburg/Germany
Registered: 2005-10-07
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Re: [libreoffice] random freeze at startup ( KDE4 integration ? )

Work together with upstream that we can provide a fix!

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#6 2014-04-13 11:33:59

mcloaked
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Registered: 2012-02-02
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Re: [libreoffice] random freeze at startup ( KDE4 integration ? )

I tried to get a backtrace by doing:

libreoffice --writer  --strace

but it does not freeze that way.  Only by starting writer from the kde menu which uses the command

libreoffice --writer  %U

does it freeze!  Why the outcome as to freezing or not should be different starting with these two methods I don't understand as surely they are equivalent?  However I could not get it to start from the command line if I added in the %U which again has puzzled me.

Does anyone know how to get a trace from starting libreoffice from the kde menu?


Mike C

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#7 2014-04-13 12:18:10

Lone_Wolf
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From: Netherlands, Europe
Registered: 2005-10-04
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Re: [libreoffice] random freeze at startup ( KDE4 integration ? )

kde (and gnome/xfce/lxde etc) use .desktop files to start applications.

Look at /usr/share/applications/libreoffice-writer.desktop  (it is a symlink  to /usr/lib/libreoffice/share/xdg/writer.desktop ) and you'll see the %U is on the exec= line .

if you want to know more about what %U and other options do, check http://standards.freedesktop.org/deskto … atest.html .

I can think of 2 possibilities to add strace :

- run libreoffice-writer.desktop --strace
This should mimic kde menu behaviour and start writer with strace.

- Edit /usr/lib/libreoffice/share/xdg/writer.desktop and temporarily change the exec= line :
Exec=libreoffice --writer --strace %U

Then start writer from KDE menu.


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Automounting : not needed, i prefer pmount
Aur helpers : makepkg + my own local repo === rarely need them

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#8 2014-04-13 13:06:37

mcloaked
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From: Yorkshire, UK
Registered: 2012-02-02
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Re: [libreoffice] random freeze at startup ( KDE4 integration ? )

I was unsure which is "upstream" in this case but I have filed a bug as a starting point at https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=333374

Lone_Wolf - thanks and I will look more at trying to get a trace later when I have a little more time to investigate further.

I have now submitted a bug report for LO at https://www.libreoffice.org/bugzilla/sh … i?id=77400

Please will others seeing this bug add to the upstream reports I have referenced with additional diagnostics.

Last edited by mcloaked (2014-04-13 15:47:28)


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#9 2014-04-13 20:12:51

mcloaked
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From: Yorkshire, UK
Registered: 2012-02-02
Posts: 728

Re: [libreoffice] random freeze at startup ( KDE4 integration ? )

Confirmed that uninstalling libreoffice-kde4 stops the crash happening for me.  What advantage does that package provide?  All the functionality that I need seems to be there without it!


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#10 2014-04-14 14:23:43

Potomac
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Re: [libreoffice] random freeze at startup ( KDE4 integration ? )

with libreoffice-kde4 package you will have the same kde 4 "open/save"  file dialog box in libreoffice instead of the gtk version

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#11 2014-04-14 14:28:01

McKlain
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Registered: 2013-06-23
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Re: [libreoffice] random freeze at startup ( KDE4 integration ? )

When I open a document with libreoffice, it doens't freeze. I noticed that the menus in libreoffice have borders now.

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Last edited by McKlain (2014-04-14 14:35:19)

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#12 2014-05-11 18:45:07

McKlain
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Registered: 2013-06-23
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Re: [libreoffice] random freeze at startup ( KDE4 integration ? )

Fixed for me on libreoffice 4.2.4-1

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