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kevinbenko 08-02-2019 01:28 AM

Debian; Testing; "Oddness With LibreOffice Calc"
I only use LibreOffice Calc every few weeks, so I assume that an update caused this oddity.

When I use KDE, it takes about 2-3 minutes before the application actually starts, even if I disable graphics on KDE (Nvidia graphics card). Before the update it appeared immediately.

However, it behaves normally on XFCE.

What's up with that???

{{I haven't checked LXDE nor Fluxbox, yet. But if it behaves normally, I will not not mention it}}

hazel 08-03-2019 10:29 AM

I use LO on Slackware and the start has definitely got slower with the latest update. Not minutes but still more than it used to be.

kevinbenko 08-03-2019 02:03 PM

Thank you Hazel.
I/we have figured out that I/we are not bug{crap} crazy. It is also not my system, it seems to be LibreOffice itself.
I have looked BRIEFLY on the web, but there seems no mention of it, YET.

Hopefully it will be fixed "in the fullness of time"...

hazel 08-04-2019 12:57 PM

I've noticed something else. From time to time, my screen goes black, then comes up again. As far as I can see, it only happens in LO. It never happened with the previous version.

kevinbenko 08-04-2019 01:10 PM

I am not certain, but the command MIGHT be called:


You might want to check it out.

hazel 08-04-2019 01:16 PM


kevinbenko 08-04-2019 06:20 PM

A few years ago, probably around 2009, The same thing happened to me. I did a websearch and someone suggested "setterm". I included setterm into my system-startup, after I saw that it fixed the problem, and it worked fine for me.


hazel 08-05-2019 06:44 AM

It just seems puzzling to me because LO doesn't run from any kind of terminal. It's purely graphical. But if it helps, I don't mind using it. What options do you use for the command? And are we talking /etc/rc.d startup files or .bashrc?

kevinbenko 08-12-2019 03:23 PM

Well.... the update from Debian Testing (Bullseye) today fixed the problem with LibreOffice Calc.

So, WINNING!!!!!

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