Bug 113201 - Charts invisible or transparent
Summary: Charts invisible or transparent
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Linux (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Wayland
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Reported: 2017-10-17 20:44 UTC by Andy Pillip
Modified: 2017-11-09 16:37 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Screenshot of selected, but invisible chart (13.66 KB, image/png)
2017-10-17 20:44 UTC, Andy Pillip

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Description Andy Pillip 2017-10-17 20:44:03 UTC
Created attachment 137062 [details]
Screenshot of selected, but invisible chart

I'm using Fedora 26 with Wayland, but this bug has been here for a while now, I think F24 even. I'm not sure (yet) whether it's Wayland connected.

Current Build-ID is

All charts in Calc are invisible:

First I don't see them at all.

I can click one, which makes it blink shortly, afterwards it's selected and I see the 8 selection markers around it's edge.

When I click and hold, I can see it transparently.

Zooming doesn't make any difference.

Exporting to image works, as well as Copy&Paste to Writer. There they behave normally.

Thanks for any suggestions and consideration.
Comment 1 Mohamed 2017-10-18 08:52:59 UTC
The issue doesn’t reproduce. Just make sure that you select the cells containing the data to make in the Chart, click “Insert Chart” either from Insert menu or from the tool bar, choose a Chart Type then you’ll get your desired graph.

Tested on :
    • Operating system : Ubuntu 16.04.3 64-bits.
    • LibreOffice :Version:
		Build ID: 22b09f6418e8c2d508a9eaf86b2399209b0990f4
		CPU threads: 8; OS: Linux 4.4; UI render: default; VCL: gtk2; 
		Locale: ja-JP (ja_JP.UTF-8); Calc: group
Comment 2 Andy Pillip 2017-10-18 18:58:13 UTC
Thanks for checking.

I do know though, how to create charts, and I'm seeing that issue for over a year now. On my setup it's 100 % reproducible.

Did you use Wayland on your Ubuntu test machine?
Comment 3 Mohamed 2017-10-19 06:05:40 UTC
Thank you for the reply,

Actually I am not using Wayland! Do you think it has effect on the issue?
Comment 4 Andy Pillip 2017-10-19 13:05:06 UTC
Yes I think there's a chance of that being the issue, since it's graphics related. 

On Ubuntu 16.04 you should be able to start an experimental Wayland session from the login menu.

Could you please try to reproduce that way?
Comment 5 Mohamed 2017-10-27 05:57:15 UTC
Sorry for the late reply. The issue is not reproduced, I was able to draw and display the graph properly with the following environment including Wayland running on Ubuntu:

    • Ubuntu 17.10 x64-bits 
    • LibreOffice: Version:
     Build ID: 22b09f6418e8c2d508a9eaf86b2399209b0990f4
     CPU threads: 1; OS: Linux 4.13; UI render: default; VCL: gtk2; 
     Locale: en-US (en_US.UTF-8); Calc: group
Comment 6 Buovjaga 2017-11-09 12:01:17 UTC
Andy: is it the same with LibreOffice 5.4.2 for you?
Comment 7 Andy Pillip 2017-11-09 16:31:38 UTC
I just tested with a F27 Beta Live USB, the issue is not reproducable in that setup with LO 5.4.

Maybe I'm having a misconfiguration on my laptop, though. I switched to Fedora from Ubuntu keeping my settings, and upgraded from F24 to F26.

I'll check as soon as F27 is out and leave a comment here.
Comment 8 Andy Pillip 2017-11-09 16:37:20 UTC
The issue is NOT Wayland related.

I could reproduce it in a XOrg Gnome session.

But: I deleted .config/libreoffice, and my charts are back (:

Thanks guys for looking into this!