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hopethishelps 07-16-2013 03:49 PM

Strange LibreOffice problem on Debian with Xfce
 
The problem shows up when I try to resize the LibreOffice window from the top edge. It's tough to describe, so I've loaded a video of it onto youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nN8b6iU72N0
The video just shows a LibreOffice window being resized. All the details of configuration, versions etc are visible in the LibrOffice document.
I'd appreciate any advice.

ukiuki 07-16-2013 08:19 PM

Which version of Debian is that(7)? Is the libreOffice the only program behaving that way? Do you have the correct video drivers installed? All this info can help us to help you.

Regards

gradinaruvasile 07-17-2013 03:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hopethishelps (Post 4991506)
I'd appreciate any advice.

Dont resize from the upper left corner...?

On a serious note, this doesnt happen in Debian Jessy, libreoffice 4.0.3-3 xfce 4.10 with lightdm 1.6.0-3 on an A8-5500 with fglrx 13.6 drivers.

What graphics hardware and drivers do you use?

hopethishelps 07-18-2013 06:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ukiuki (Post 4991620)
Which version of Debian is that(7)? Is the libreOffice the only program behaving that way? Do you have the correct video drivers installed? All this info can help us to help you.

Regards

64-bit Wheezy. LibreOffice is the only program behaving in that way. Video card is Radeon which gets detected as an RV370. At first, I just used the standard Debian repositories, so the firmware didn't get loaded (it's non-free) and the graphics accelerator was therefore disabled. In case it made a difference, I then tried loading the firmware (adding the non-free repository to my sources.list and installing firmware-linux-nonfree), so the R300_cp.bin firmware gets loaded and the GPU is enabled. But this did not change anything visible at all, except the messages in dmesg (below):

Code:

[    5.434286] USB Video Class driver (1.1.1)
[    5.478690] platform radeon_cp.0: firmware: agent loaded radeon/R300_cp.bin into memory
[    5.479055] [drm] radeon: ring at 0x00000000C8001000
[    5.479074] [drm] ring test succeeded in 1 usecs
[    5.479385] [drm] ib test succeeded in 0 usecs
[    5.479519] [drm] Radeon Display Connectors
[    5.479521] [drm] Connector 0:
[    5.479522] [drm]  DVI-I
[    5.479523] [drm]  HPD1
[    5.479524] [drm]  DDC: 0x60 0x60 0x60 0x60 0x60 0x60 0x60 0x60
[    5.479525] [drm]  Encoders:
[    5.479526] [drm]    CRT1: INTERNAL_DAC1
[    5.479528] [drm]    DFP1: INTERNAL_TMDS1
[    5.479529] [drm] Connector 1:
[    5.479530] [drm]  S-video
[    5.479531] [drm]  Encoders:
[    5.479532] [drm]    TV1: INTERNAL_DAC2
[    5.548786] [drm] fb mappable at 0xE80C0000
[    5.548787] [drm] vram apper at 0xE8000000
[    5.548788] [drm] size 9216000
[    5.548789] [drm] fb depth is 24
[    5.548791] [drm]    pitch is 7680
[    5.548840] fbcon: radeondrmfb (fb0) is primary device
[    5.627738] Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 240x75
[    5.653286] fb0: radeondrmfb frame buffer device
[    5.653287] drm: registered panic notifier
[    5.653298] [drm] Initialized radeon 2.16.0 20080528 for 0000:20:00.0 on minor 0


glitchstatic 08-08-2013 11:42 AM

im having the exact same issue with

ubuntu 12.04,
lightdm 1.2.3
xfce 4.8,
libreoffice 3.5.7.2

did you manage to resolve it?

hopethishelps 08-18-2013 08:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by glitchstatic (Post 5005686)
im having the exact same issue with

ubuntu 12.04,
lightdm 1.2.3
xfce 4.8,
libreoffice 3.5.7.2

did you manage to resolve it?

No, I still have the problem. Are you also using the 64-bit version of Ubuntu?
Which graphics card are you using? Somebody suggested that that could have something to do with it.

glitchstatic 08-18-2013 09:07 AM

yes, 64 bit ubuntu...
graphics: Thames XT/GL [Radeon HD 7600M Series]
on a hp pavillion g6

hopethishelps 09-07-2013 10:21 AM

Solved!
 
I have solved this on my system by installing the package libreoffice-gtk. Note that libreoffice-gtk3 does not solve the problem (I tried that), it has to be libreoffice-gtk.

So this is a packaging bug in the Debian package. Libreoffice should mark libreoffice-gtk as a dependency, and it does not.

glitchstatic 09-07-2013 12:13 PM

thanks very much... i can confirm this works...


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