Bug 103595 - OpenGL transitions do not work after upgrade to Ubuntu 16.10
Summary: OpenGL transitions do not work after upgrade to Ubuntu 16.10
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Impress (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) rc
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Linux (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Slide-Transitions OpenGL-Linux
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Reported: 2016-10-31 02:07 UTC by Roland Taylor
Modified: 2018-05-02 15:52 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Roland Taylor 2016-10-31 02:07:39 UTC
I'm running the latest version of LibreOffice available for my distro (Ubuntu 16.10).

OpenGL is disabled even with the option to ignore the blacklist checked. It was working before I upgraded to Ubuntu 16.10.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install LibreOffice from the repositories.
2. Run it.
3. Try Impress transitions... watch them fail.

Actual Results:  
The transitions flicker but do not function smoothly (with the exception of a few, such as ripple and vortex. Honeycomb does not work at all - nor do cube, tiles, rochade, etc).

Expected Results:
All transitions supported by the graphics chip work.

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:
I'm on Sandybridge graphics.

User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; Ubuntu 16.10) AppleWebKit/537.36 Chromium/53.0.2785.143 Safari/537.36
Comment 1 Roland Taylor 2016-10-31 02:15:42 UTC
Restting the profile and even changing the desktop theme did not work. I forgot to mention this happens on KDE.
Comment 2 Roland Taylor 2016-10-31 02:16:20 UTC
But is not exclusive to KDE, and removing libreoffice-kde and even libre-office-gtk did not help.
Comment 3 Buovjaga 2016-11-16 10:37:55 UTC
The blacklist checkbox and others are related to the UI-use of OpenGL. Transitions using OpenGL are not dependent on the checkboxes. I'm sure it is a real problem, but just wanted to make that clear.

Btw. you don't have to remove the kde or gtk3 packages to test different backends. The secret is: you can launch from the command line with
SAL_USE_VCLPLUGIN=kde4 libreoffice
SAL_USE_VCLPLUGIN=gtk libreoffice
SAL_USE_VCLPLUGIN=gtk3 libreoffice
SAL_USE_VCLPLUGIN=gen libreoffice
Comment 4 Jean-Baptiste Faure 2017-09-09 18:26:16 UTC
Please install package libreoffice-gtk3 if not already done and try again.
From the comment #3 you can switch easily from a backend to another.

Set status to NEEDINFO, please set it back to UNCONFIRMED once requested
informations are provided.

Best regards. JBF
Comment 5 QA Administrators 2018-04-04 13:09:22 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2018-05-02 15:52:18 UTC
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